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Pope's Biography
Pope Benedict XVI born on April 16th. 1927, in Marktl am Inn, diocese of Passau, Germany. He was baptized on the same day, at the Easter Vigil.
:: Official biography released by the Holy See
Pope's Documents
Homilies, Letters, Messages , Speeches and more...

John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger
What did John Paul II think of his successor.

Cardinal Ratzinger's Documents, Books and other publications
An extensive list of links to his main writings.

Photo gallery
His life, election and more...

Cardinal Ratzinger about John Paul II
The new Pope´s esteem for John Paul Il, "The Great".

Talking with Cardinal Ratzinger (Interview)
A revealing interview of the then Cardinal Ratzinger with EWTN.
First Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVI
First Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVI at the end of the Eucharistic Concelebration with the Cardinal electors in the Sistine Chapel (April 20, 2005)

Urbi et Orbi Blessing
Blessing of the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI "to the City of Rome and the World" pronounced on April 19, 2005, from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, minutes after the election. X

Pope BenedVI Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Pope tells why he chose the name of "Benedict XVI" Send the Holy Father your greetings via e-mail 
Papal Shield
Get to know the meaning of the symbols on Pope Benedict XVI's shield.
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List of Popes
A chronological list of all the Pontiffs who have led the Church from St. Peter until Benedict XVI.