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Pope Benedict

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Pope Benedict's Biography

Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus PP. XVI; Italian: Benedetto XVI; German: Benedikt XVI.; born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger on 16 April 1927) is the 265th and current Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the Sovereign of the Vatican City State and the head of the Catholic Church. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration Mass on 24 April 2005, and took possession of his cathedral, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, on 7 May 2005. A native of Bavaria, Pope Benedict XVI has both German and Vatican citizenship. He succeeded John Paul II.

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U.S. President George W. Bush greets Pope Benedict XVI

U.S. President George W. Bush greets Pope Benedict XVI at Andrews Air Force Base

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Pope Benedict News Stories

  • Queen Elizabeth turns 88: A royal diplomat in her 'best decade' yet

      News Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation | 4 days ago
    Two or three decades ago, the thought of a former Irish Republican Army man dining at the same table as Queen Elizabeth in Windsor Castle would have been impossible to fathom. Martin McGuinness, the deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, attended
  • Weed and a tale of two cities

      News Source: CNN | 4 days ago
    Bruce Barcott is an award-winning science and environmental journalist based in Seattle who has written for Outside magazine, National Geographic and others. His forthcoming book on marijuana legalization will be published in 2015...The opinions
  • Is Comic Neue the new Comic Sans – sans the comedy?

      News Source: The Conversation | 8 days ago
    Course Director/Lecturer, Visual Communication, School of Design at University of Technology, Sydney With the quirkiness of Comic Sans gone, what are we left with? comicneue.com A new font called Comic Neue , by Sydney-born designer Craig Rozynski ,

Pope Benedict Blogs

  • Pope Benedict XVI And A Human Ecology | Acton PowerBlog

      Blog Source: blog.acton.org | 23 hours ago
    Most people don't put “Catholic philosophy” and “ecology” in the same thought, but Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's writing prove that the Church has much to say about ecology. In the newly published The Garden of God: Toward a Human ...
  • The Atlantic slips — somehow — inside mind of Benedict XVI

      Blog Source: www.patheos.com | 23 hours ago
    During the annual pre-Easter season of snarky or mildly negative religion stories, I think that I received more personal emails about the Pope Benedict XVI vs. Pope Francis story in The Atlantic than any other item (even more than the Mrs.
  • SUNLIT UPLANDS: Happy 87th Birthday, Dear Pope Benedict!

      Blog Source: www.sunlituplands.org | 6 days ago
    On this, Pope Benedict's 87th birthday, we remember that he had the daunting task of succeeding one of the most beloved, longest and greatest papacies since the day Christ established His Church on the rock of Saint Peter. The brilliant ...

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