Pope Benedict was born on April 16, 1927, in Martl, Bavaria, Germany. He spent his childhood as well as adolescence in Traunstein.

The siblings of Pope Benedict were Georg Ratzinger and Maria Ratzinger.

Benedict studied philosophy and theology in the higher school of Philosophy and Theology of Freising as well as the University of Munich.

On 28 May 1977, he got Episcopal ordination.

He became an honorary academician of the pontifical academy of sciences on 13th November 2000.

Pope Benedict was known for criticizing what he saw as the modern world’s rejection of God and Christianity’s timeless truths.

Pope Benedict was 78 years old when he became Pope. He is the oldest pope ever elected.

Pope Benedict XVI was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from April 19, 2005, to February 28, 2013.

Pope Benedict was the first pope to resign since the 1400s.

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