For his homily at Pope John Paul II’s funeral, Cardinal Ratzinger stated:
Divine Mercy: the Holy Father found the purest reflection of God’s mercy in the Mother of God. He, who at an early age had lost his own mother, loved his divine mother all the more.
Didn’t the then Cardinal make a mistake when he referred to Mary as “divine mother”? Or is this an older way that Catholics sometimes refer to the Virgin Mary to emphasize her role as Mother of God?