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What is the biography of Pope Benedict XVI?

Early Life Pope Benedict XVI was born Joseph Ratzinger on April 16, 1927, in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany, the youngest of three children. His father was a policeman and his mother a hotel cook (before she married).

When did Benedict XVI resign as Pope?

In February 2013, Benedict XVI resigned from his position as pope. Pope Benedict XVI was born Joseph Ratzinger on April 16, 1927, in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany, the youngest of three children. His father was a policeman and his mother a hotel cook (before she married).

What did Pope Benedict XVI say about abusive priest?

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI said Tuesday he is of good cheer as he faces the final judge of my life. Rome (CNN) Pope Benedict XVI has pushed back against accusations that he knew in 1980 that a priest under his control was an abuser, while denying he had intentionally concealed his presence at a meeting about the priest that year.

Who was the first non-Italian pope in the Catholic Church?

Benedict and his Polish predecessor John Paul II were the first consecutive non-Italian popes since the seven consecutive Frenchmen of the Avignon Papacy (1309–1378). The last pope named Benedict was Benedict XV, an Italian who reigned from 1914 to 1922, during World War I (1914–1918).

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