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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

  • Archdiocese: No confirmation of US papal visit

      News Source: The New Zealand Herald | 5 days ago
    There is no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics next year in Philadelphia, the archdiocese said Friday in response to a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come. The popular
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      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 5 days ago
    The pope will visit Philadelphia in September 2015 for the World Meeting of Families, an event aimed at strengthening families, according to Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a spokeswoman for the Conference of Catholic Bishops. Organizers have not determined

Pope Benedict Blogs

  • Benedict says predecessor's faith, courage were signs of ...

      Blog Source: dioscg.org | 3 months ago
    Blessed John Paul II's deep spirituality and his courage to uphold the truth were clear signs of his sainthood, said his successor, retired Pope Benedict XVI. “John Paul II never asked for applause, he never looked around, worried about how .
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      Blog Source: www.academia.org | 3 months ago
    He believed that previous teachings of Pope Benedict “on economics were quite progressive” because “he was meeting with someone well to President Obama's Left” during Obama's trip to the Vatican during his papal service. Dionne felt that 
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      Blog Source: amywelborn.wordpress.com | 3 months ago
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