Biography on Pope Benedict XVI?

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Facts eg. Date of birth, where lived/worked

Why are they famous?

What inspired them? (what made them make the choices they did to lead a Christian life? Eg. seeing others suffering, wanting to help others, a desire to teach about Christianity, a role model...)

What special qualities do/did they have? (Kind, thoughtful, unselfish, charitable, caring, brave, intelligent, wise....)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Pope Benedict XVI was born Joseph Alois Ratzinger in 1927 and recently turned 82 years old.

    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.

  • 1 decade ago

    Nice guy, our Benny.

    1. Opposes women’s rights, gay equality, embryonic stem cell research, death with dignity and the use of condoms to prevent the spread of HIV;

    2. Played a key role in the cover-up of child sex abuse by Catholic clergy;

    3. Has rehabilitated the Holocaust-denying bishop Richard Williamson, and even though Pope Pius XII failed to speak out against the Holocaust he plans to make him a saint;

    4. Opposes universal equality and human rights.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    dont forget to include his support of and membership in the nazi party- (hitler youth) as well as the fact that he manned an anti aircraft gun and shot at amercian planes (likely american, allied planes).

    considering the pope could have killed your relatives if they fought in ww2, do you really think this man deserves anythign except a jail cell and electric chair?

  • 1 decade ago

    You would benefit more to do your own homework.

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