Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI


Benedict XVI was elected pope in 2005. Before his elevation, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (b. 1927) served as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II. Before his move to Rome, Ratzinger was archbishop of Munich and Freising. He was a professor of theology at several German universities and the author of many books including Introduction to Christianity, Principles of Catholic Theology and God and the World.

Farewell Angelus

Pope Benedict’s Farewell Angelus

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The Last Homily


Full Text of Benedict’s Declaration


Benedict Defends Traditional Family in Christmas Address to Roman Curia


Realms Above–Pope’s Homily after Red Hatting