Pope Benedict XVI
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith , President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and International Theological Commission, Dean of the College of Cardinals, was born on 16 April 1927 in Marktl am Inn, Germany. He was ordained a priest on 29 June 1951.
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Obituary: Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II, our spiritual leader and one of the world's most influential human rights leaders, passed away at 3:37 this morning (Hong Kong Time).