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April 20, 2005

Pope Benedict XVI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pope Benedict XVI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI (in Latin Benedictus PP. XVI), born April 16, 1927, and baptized Joseph Alois Ratzinger, was elected Pope of the Roman Catholic Church on April 19, 2005. As such, he is the Sovereign of the Vatican City State, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Province of Rome (in short Bishop of Rome), Primate of Italy, Patriarch of the West, and Supreme Pontiff of the worldwide Catholic Church in union with Rome, including those Eastern Rite Churches in communion with the Holy See. He will be formally installed as pontiff during the Mass of Papal Installation on April 24, 2005."


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