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    Pope Benedict XVI: A Life and Papacy Revealed On April 19, 2005 Joseph Alois Ratzinger was elected as successor to the beloved Pope John Paul II. He was formally enthroned during the papal inauguration Mass on April 24, 2005 and chose the name of Pope Benedict XVI (Wiki P. Ben XVI bio). Elected at the age of 78 Pope Benedict XVI was the oldest to be elected Pope since Clement XII in 1730 (Wiki P. Ben XVI bio). Pope Benedict is only the eight German Pope to be elected into office the last being Adrian

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    to compare/contrast Pope Francis vs. Pope Benedict XVI. During his first year in office, Pope Francis has become one of the world’s greatest social innovators. Many have celebrated Pope Francis as a spiritual leader, diplomat, and a politician. Pope Francis is a leader to start something new by launching a global campaign against hunger. Using social media, such as YouTube, Pope Francis sent his message out to elect a day, December 10th, for a world-wide rally. Additionally, Pope Francis is known for

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    Joseph was selected as the Pope of the Catholic Church. He chose the Papal name of Pope Benedict XVI. As pope, Benedict continued to live a simple, prayerful life like he did as prefect of the CDF. However, Benedict was faced with many scandals, mostly from the Islamic Religion. He was very peaceful about these scandals and resolved them by apologizing and promising better things in the future. On February 28, 2013, Pope Benedict decided to resign from the position of Pope “because of lack of strength

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    Pope Benedict XVI’s birth name was Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger. He was born on April 16th, 1927. His homeland is Bavaria, Germany and he was born in his parents’ home at 8:30 in the morning. Benedict served as pope from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. He was elected pope following the death of Pope John Paul II. Joseph was ordained into the priesthood in 1951. He was considered a highly knowledgeable theologian and was appointed a professor in 1958. His writings defended the Catholic doctrine

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    Pope Benedict XVI spoke of creation in January of 1990. Pope Benedict was the pope for the Roman Catholic Church from 2005-2013. Pope benedict discussed many important things in this homily. The importance of taking care of the world and the environment humans live in is very apparent. It also emphasizes that even though humans do not always take proper care of the world, they are worth the gift that has been given by God. God had a plan for all of the things he created and the things he created

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    persuasive encyclical, Spe Salvi, Pope Benedict XVI shows that hope is not individualistic, and gives a convincing and clear argument in his work, and does so through the use of scripture, and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Hope is the overarching theme through his encyclical, beginning in paragraph thirteen. Pope Benedict XVI has a unique and thoughtful rhetoric that shows how rather than an individualistic concept of hope, true hope is a beautiful

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    The Final Pope

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    The Final Pope Many people, including Bible Scholars, are fascinated with the end time prophecies. Although St. Malachy was a legitimate prophet, others believe his prophecies were tampered with. Deeply affecting their creditability. Since Pope Benedict XVI resignation, questions have developed around the authenticity of the famous Catholic prophecies. Whether or not the prophecies are inspired and can be expected to be fulfilled. Jorge Mario Bergoglio could be the last pope for two main reasons

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    Hitler’s orders and therefore, Joseph was enrolled in the Hitler Youth Movement against his will. He was an unent... ... middle of paper ... ...ite meal to this day is Bavarian potato ravioli with pancake strips. Another interesting fact about Pope Benedict is that he is a man who speaks a variety of languages, Spanish, German, Italian, and English. Some hobbies of his are that he loves to play piano and read. His favorite composer is Mozart. He has also written many books. One of them is called What

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    control, that’s where our pope steps in and executes the role. The title of pope comes from the Greek word “papas”, which means father. That’s what our pope is and with this title comes one of the biggest responsibilities of them all, keeping the church stable and non-corrupt. Throughout all of papal history we have had many popes comes into power, but one who made a significant impact upon the world, both religiously and non-religiously, was Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Benedict, born as Joseph Ratzinger

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    The Pope is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the Catholic Church. This is something that started right after the death of Jesus. When Jesus resurrected, he said to St. Peter, “Feed my lambs.... Tend my sheep.... Feed my sheep.” This command given to Peter made him the head of the apostles, henceforth, making him the first Pope. Peter would rule for approximately 34 years, and when he died he was succeeded by St. Linus. The tradition of serving as Pope until death was started by Peter and

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