Friday 21 November 2014

Pope Benedict XVI


We take a look at the life of the Pope in pictures. (None/None)
We take a look at the life of the Pope in pictures. (None/None)
Pope John Paul II salutes Cardinals Italian Giovanni Battista Re (L) and German Joseph Ratzinger at the Vatican audience hall, 16 October 2003. Cardinals from around the world descended on the Vatican for the biggest gathering of Catholic Church hierarchy in years, beginning several days of celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's election. (None/None)
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, acting as substitute for the Pope, attends the celebration of the Easter Vigil service in Saint Peter's Basilica March 26, 2005 in Vatican City. Pope John Paul II remained in his private apartment as pilgrims speculated as to whether he would appear for Easter Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (None/None)
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger blesses the coffin of Pope John Paul II during his funeral mass in St Peter's Square at the Vatican City 8 April 2005. The world looked on Rome as leaders from more than 100 nations and a multitude of mourners gathered for the funeral of Pope John Paul II, one of the most cherished pontiffs in history. (None/None)
Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, waves from a balcony after he was elected by the conclave of cardinals April 19, 2005 in Vatican City. He is the 265th Pope and leads the world's 1 billion Catholics. (None/None)
Joseph Ratzinger as a German Air Force assistant in 1943. Along with the majority of his peers, he was conscripted into the Hitler Youth in 1941 at the age of 14. (None/None)
Joseph Ratzinger celebrates Mass at a mountain site near the Bavarian town of Ruhpolding, Germany in the summer of 1952. (None/None)
The Ratzinger family in 1938. From right to left; father Josef, sister Maria, mother Maria and brothers Georg and Joseph. (None/None)
Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, appears on the balcony of St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican after being elected by the conclave of cardinals on 19 April 2005. (None/None)
Newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, celebrates his first mass with all the cardinals in the Sistine Chapel on April 20, 2005 in the Vatican. Pope Benedict announced his first job would be to unify all Christians, but also to be committed to 'open and sincere dialogue' with other religions. (None/None)
13/39 Autoplay Pope Benedict XVI (C), accompanied by cardinals, walk inside the pontiff's new apartment April 20, 2005 in Vatican City (None/None)
Pope Benedict XVI greets Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi in St Peter's basilica after celebrating a mass at the Vatican 24 April 2005. (None/None)
Pope Benedict XVI is shrouded in incense as he leads the Corpus Domini mass in Rome's Basilica of St John's in Lateran on June 3, 2010 (None/None)
1955 Joseph Ratzinger is seen as a lecturer for dogmatic and fundamental theology in Freising, southern Germany. (None/None)
Pope Benedict XVI is welcomed by children in traditional Bavarian clothes after his arrival at Munich's Franz-Josef Strauss airport September 9, 2006. This was Pope Benedict's first visit to his Bavarian homeland after being elected head of the Roman Catholic Church. (None/None)
Pope Benedict XVI blesses a photo of four-year-old abducted British girl Madeleine McCann, while meeting her parents Gerry (R) and Kate (2nd R) McCann, after his weekly general audience at the Vatican May 30, 2007. The parents of the four-year-old British girl snatched from a Portuguese holiday resort in April 2007 met Pope Benedict and the Pontiff blessed a photograph of the child. The mother of Madeleine McCann appeared to be holding back tears as she held up the picture of her daughter, which the Pope touched gently and then blessed with the sign of the cross. (None/None)
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to attend a mass marking the end of the Year for Priests in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 11, 2010. (None/None)
Pope Benedict XVI (C) talks with a fireman as he visit the collapsed university dorm building known as the 'Casa dello Studente' in Aquila, April 28, 2009. Some 40,000 people lost their homes in the 6.3 magnitude quake, which hit the Abruzzo region in the early hours of April 6, catching residents in their sleep. (None/None)

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