Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI, Retired Catholic prelate and 265th pope of the Catholic Church (2005-2013).

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Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus XVI; Italian: Benedetto XVI; German: Benedikt XVI.; born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, German: [ˈjoːzɛf ˈalɔʏzi̯ʊs ˈʁatsɪŋɐ], 16 April 1927) is a retired prelate of the Catholic Church who served as the head of the Church and the sovereign of the Vatican City State from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Benedict's election as pope occurred in the 2005 papal conclave that followed the death of Pope John Paul II. Benedict chose to be known by the title "pope emeritus" upon his resignation.Ordained as a priest in 1951 in his native Bavaria, Ratzinger embarked on an academic career and established himself as a highly regarded theologian by the late 1950s. He was appointed a full professor in 1958 at the age of 31. After a long career as a professor of theology at several German universities, he was appointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising and created a cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1977, an unusual promotion for someone with little pastoral experience. In 1981, he was appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, one of the most important dicasteries of the Roman Curia.

Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI
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Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI ... The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI occurred on 28 February 2013 at 20:00 CET, after having been announced on the morning of 11 February 2013 directly...

Early life of Pope Benedict XVI
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Early life of Pope Benedict XVI ... The early life of Pope Benedict XVI concerns the period from his birth in 1927 through the completion of his education and ordination in 1951. Joseph...

Pope Benedict XVI and Islam
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Pope Benedict XVI and Islam ... papal tenure, Pope Benedict XVI focused on building on the outreach of his predecessors towards Islam, particularly on the efforts of Pope John Paul II...

Pope Benedict XVI bibliography
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Pope Benedict XVI bibliography ... The Pope Benedict XVI bibliography contains a list of works by Pope Benedict XVI. The following is a list of books written by Pope Benedict XVI arranged...

Theology of Pope Benedict XVI
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Theology of Pope Benedict XVI ... The theology of Pope Benedict XVI, as promulgated during his pontificate, consists mainly of three encyclical letters on love (2005), hope (2007), and...

Coat of arms of Pope Benedict XVI
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Coat of arms of Pope Benedict XVI ... The personal papal coat of arms of Pope Benedict XVI was designed by Archbishop Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo (who was later created a Cardinal)...

The Two Popes
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The Two Popes ... City in the aftermath of the Vatican leaks scandal, the film follows Pope Benedict XVI, played by Anthony Hopkins, as he attempts to convince Cardinal Jorge...

Pope Benedict XVI and ecumenism
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Pope Benedict XVI and ecumenism ... denominations, giving recognition to them. To resolve this confusion, Pope Benedict XVI directed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to issue a...

List of saints canonized by Pope Benedict XVI
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List of saints canonized by Pope Benedict XVI ... by Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Benedict XVI canonized 45 saints during his seven-year reign as Pope from 2005–2013: List of saints canonized by Pope Leo...

Regensburg lecture
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Regensburg lecture ... lecture or Regensburg address was delivered on 12 September 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI at the University of Regensburg in Germany, where he had once served...

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