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Pope Benedict XVI


Pope, Bishop of Rome

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born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger in 1927; ordained priest 1951; Cardinal Archbishop of Munich and Freising (1977-1982); President of the International Theological Commission (1981-2005); Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (1981-2005); President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission (1981-2005); Dean of the College of Cardinals (2002-2005); elected Pope 2005; resigned papacy February 28, 2013.

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