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 Joseph Ratzinger 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 Joseph Ratzinger 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 Joseph Ratzinger 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, Joseph Ratzinger. 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 Joseph Ratzinger, 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 Joseph Ratzinger Vatican 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 Joseph Ratzinger (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 Joseph Ratzinger, 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 Joseph Ratzinger before he became Pope Benedict XVI.
11.10.2012 [Washington Post (blog)] - Father Joseph Ratzinger (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