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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

What can you say about Pope Benedict XVI?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Pope Benedict XVI was born Joseph Alois Ratzinger in 1927 and recently turned 80.

    Pope Benedict XVI was elected pope at the age of 78. He is the oldest person to have been elected pope since Clement XII in 1730.

    The Pope has doctorate degrees in divinity and theology and he was a university professor.

    Along with his native German, Benedict speaks fluent Italian, French, English, Spanish and Latin. He can read ancient Greek and biblical Hebrew.

    Benedict plays the piano and has a preference for Mozart and Beethoven.

    Pope Benedict XVI is the first pope to own an iPod.

    Here is his official Vatican biography: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/bio...

    http://www.usccb.org/comm/popebenedictxvi/benedict...

    With love in Christ.

    Source(s): During this season of Advent when all of Christendom looks back to the first coming of Christ at Bethlehem and looks to the future when Christ will come again, I add my voice: "O come, O come, Emmanuel!"
  • Tasha
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The Pope, though some would try to make you believe otherwise, is just as much a follower of the Church as he is a leader of it. He cannot change the Church teachings on his own, he is not revered a God, but he is very wise and holy, and seems to so far be ably filling Pope John Paul's very large shoes.

  • Paulo
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    while Cardinal Ratzinger he effectivey silenced the Liberation Theologians, Carl Rahner, Guttierez and others. So much for an inclusive and universal chuch that reveals truth!

  • Fred
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The less said the better.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    he wears red shoes...

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