Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI: Wikipedia has the news

Pope Benedict XVI
"(Joseph) Ratzinger speaks ten languages and has received seven honorary doctorate degrees. He is an accomplished pianist with a preference for Beethoven.

He is the eighth German pope. At 78, Ratzinger is only two years short of the 80-year age limit on popes.

In April, 2005, he was identified as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine [1].

On April 19, 2005 he was elected as the successor to Pope John Paul II after 2 days of papal conclave."

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