Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI, born Joseph Ratzinger (born April 16, 1927) is pope of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1981 Cardinal Ratzinger was appointed prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith by Pope John Paul II, made a Cardinal Bishop of the episcopal see of Velletri-Segni in 1993, and was elected Dean of the College of Cardinals in 2002, becoming titular bishop of Ostia. One of the most influential men in the Vatican and a close associate of the late Pope John Paul II. He presided over the funeral of John Paul II and also presided over the Conclave in 2005. During the sede vacante, he was the highest-ranking official in the Catholic Church.

The College of Cardinals elected him as pope on April 19, 2005.

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May God bless him and enlighten him on this new journey.

Text from Wikipedia.


Dgrasiaiiita said...

Y quien dice que este va a durar 26 anos?, este ta igual o mas arugao que el de antes, (que en paz descanse)