There's this nice article about Pope Benedict XVI from the man who probably knows him best, his Brother Monsignor Georg Ratzinger.
(Image from Catholic News Agency).
This quote touched me deeply. It truly must have been as life changing for him as well as the pope.
Msgr. Ratzinger said he was “disappointed” when his brother was elected Pope, because “this meant we would have to significantly reconfigure our relationship,” because they would not be able to see each other much. “In any case, after the human decision of the cardinals, this is the will of God and we must say yes to it.”
From everything I've read, the Brother's Ratzinger wanted to retire together, but it was not meant to be, as one was called to become Pope. It must have been a bittersweet day for Msgr. Georg to see his baby brother elected Pope. Nonetheless, read the whole article. Link first seen at the Deacon's Bench.