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.
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
24.10.2012 [iAfrica.com] - As Cardinal JosephRatzinger, he suffered a stroke while vacationing in the Alps which briefly affected his eyesight and weakened his heart. The Vatican said he suffered another mild stroke in May 2005 after being elected pope. The consistory, which is
22.10.2012 [DFW Catholic] - Established in 2010 by the JosephRatzingerVatican foundation, the award is described as an effort to “promote the publication, distribution, and study of the writings” of the former university professor, known today as Pope Benedict XVI. In an
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
16.10.2012 [National Catholic Register (blog)] - ... "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship" document as well as the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's "Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion," which was written by Cardinal JosephRatzinger before he became Pope Benedict XVI.
11.10.2012 [Washington Post (blog)] - Father JosephRatzinger (the future Benedict XVI), was the periti (theological expert) for Cardinal Joseph Frings of Cologne, writing the cardinal's speeches for the council, including one calling Cardinal Ottaviani's Vatican office too traditional and
11.10.2012 [El País.com (España)] - Hace 50 años, un día como hoy, JosephRatzinger ya estaba aquí. Tenía 35 años, era un joven profesor de teología y en el lugar que él ocupa ahora estaba Juan XXIII —el Papa bueno— inaugurando el Concilio Vaticano II. “Se celebró en una época”
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 ...
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 ...