Pope Benedict XVI


Born: 4/16/1927 in Marktl, Germany
Died: 12/31/2022
Age: 95
Cause of death: illness

Full name: Joseph Alois Ratzinger
Noted For: Roman Catholic clergyman; cardinal of Munich and Freising (1977-82), prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (1981-2005), pope (2005-13). Resigned for health reasons; was the first pope to resign since the Middle Ages.

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