Benedict XVI


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Benedict XVI

Originally Joseph Ratzinger. Born 1927.
Pope (2005-2013). Noted as a conservative theologian before his election, he strove during his papacy to defend traditional Catholic teachings against the influence of secularism. He was the first pope since medieval times to resign from the papacy.

Benedict XVI

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(Biography) original name Joseph Alois Ratzinger. born 1927 in Germany, pope (2005–2013): the first pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415: on retirement he was accorded the title pope emeritus
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