Pope Benedict XVI

265th Pope of the Catholic Church

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Pope Benedict XVI is a senior prelate of the Catholic Church who served as its head and 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.

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Highlights of Today in History: Oklahoma City bombing; Battle of Lexington and Concord; Pope Benedict XVI elected; Branch Davidian siege near Waco, TX ends...
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The ex-pontiff Benedict XVI who retired in 2013 and chose to be known thereafter as pope emeritus, said responsibility for the crises rocking the Roman Catholic..
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Former pope Benedict XVI on Thursday blamed the Catholic clerical sex abuse scandals on the 1960s sexual revolution and a collapse in faith in the West,..
Credit: France 24 - Published 1 week ago

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