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.
14.06.2012 Rushed Vatican Communique Re. SSPX Acknowledges Possibility Of More Travails Ahead — May 16, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI (#266) Pushes Back, Gingerly, On Society of Saint Pius X Reconciliation — May 16, 2012.
26.01.2011 Pope Benedict has just released his message for the 45th World Day of Social Communications. In a letter titled "Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age," the pope addressed changes in our ways of communicating ...
A usually staid weekly Papal audience was spiced up this week with an acrobatic performance by a troupe of topless men. The four performers dressed in white suits walked across... - 15.12.2010, YouTube