Benedict XVI (; ; born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger; 16 April 1927) is the 265th Pope, a position in which he serves dual roles as Sovereign of the Vatican City State and leader of the Catholic Church. As Pope, he is regarded as the successor of Saint Peter the Apostle. Benedict XVI 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 Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, on 7 May 2005. A native of Bavaria, Pope Benedict XVI has both German and Vatican citizenship.
03.08.2010 by BBC Two In Benedict: Trials Of A Pope on BBC Two (1 x 60') award-winning film maker Mark Dowd goes in search of the real JosephRatzinger. Ratzinger is a man who was the darling of liberals in the Second Vatican Council but who is now the ...
Apr. 19: Cardinal JosephRatzinger has been elected the new Pope, taking the name Pope Benedict XVI. MSNBC-TV's David Shuster reports live St Peter's Square in the Vatican with... - 04.20.2005, WebVideo4
VATICAN - April 19th- 2005, Cardinal JosephRatzinger is elected to succeed the popular John Paul II. The task ahead is difficult for this theologian.. .he prefers the solitude of... - 04.19.2010, DailyMotion
25.10.2012 [El Imparcial.com] - Durante este jueves el ex ayudante de cámara de JosephRatzinger fue detenido y escoltado hasta el cuartel general de la Gendarmería Vaticana, donde fue internado en la misma celda en la cual pasó 59 días entre mayo y julio pasados. Foto: AP. Share
24.10.2012 [Catholic Culture] - But ironically Pope Paul did confer a red hat on a successor at that 1977 consistory: the young Archbishop of Munich, JosephRatzinger. In 1977 Pope Paul's health was failing, and the June consistory was to be his last one. Some Vatican-watchers have
Al di sopra del Papa, come espressione della pretesa vincolante dell'autorità ecclesiastica, resta comunque la coscienza di ciascuno, che deve essere obbedita prima di ogni altra cosa, se necessario anche contro le richieste dell'autorità ecclesiastica (Commentary on the documents of Vatican II, 1969)
02.10.2012 [Patheos (blog)] - Then-Father JosephRatzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) played a significant behind-the-scenes role. The bishops at Vatican II were assisted by brilliant theologians. These assistants, or periti, included JosephRatzinger, who assisted Cardinal Josef
22.10.2012 [Rome Reports] - Youtube Octuber 22, 2012. (Romereports.com) The Ratzinger Prize is considered the Nobel of Theology. The honor is awarded by the JosephRatzingerVatican Foundation, to those who contribute to the field of theology. This year, the prize was awarded to
11.10.2012 [AFP] - Benedict was then JosephRatzinger, a 35-year-old German priest and among the most reformist voices at the Council. He has defended the achievements of Vatican II against traditionalist voices in the Church that still question it. Reformists in the
16.07.2010 by Fr. Anthony Chadwick Those are the explosive ingredients to what happened at Vatican II and the historical enmity between the young German theologian Fr JosephRatzinger and Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani. The division in Europe between intransigents and ...
14.07.2010 by djeter Though JosephRatzinger was one of the youngest of the peritus at the Second Vatican Council, his instinctive tendency is much more toward ressourcement than aggiornamento. Few contemporary theologians are more rooted in tradition, ...