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Benedict XVI

pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 to 2013 (1927–2022)

Benedict XVI is ...

Dead

Born 16 April 1927 in Birth house of Benedictus XVI
Died 31 December 2022 in Mater Ecclesiae
Age 95 years, 8 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Germany and Vatican City
Birth name Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger
Manner of death natural causes
Place of burial Vatican Grotto
Father Joseph Ratzinger, Sr.
Mother Maria Peintner
Sibling Georg Ratzinger
Occupation Latin Catholic priest, theologian, religious writer, pianist, university teacher, philosopher, Transitional deacon, cardinal, Catholic deacon and pope
Residence Mater Ecclesiae
Instrument piano
Position held prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, pope, Cardinal-Bishop of Velletri-Segni, cardinal-bishop of Ostia, Dean of the College of Cardinals, cardinal priest, Archbishop of Munich and Freising and Pope emeritus
Awards Commander of the Legion of Honour, Bavarian Order of Merit, Bayerische Verfassungsmedaille in Gold, Stephanus Award, honorary doctorate, honorary doctorate, Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art, honorary doctor of Babeș-Bolyai University, honorary citizenship, honorary citizenship, honorary citizenship, honorary citizenship, honorary citizenship, honorary citizenship, honorary citizenship, honorary citizenship, Grand Cross 1st class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Great Cross with Star and Sash of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, honorary doctorate from the Catholic University of Lublin, Order of Karl Valentin, honorary doctor of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, honorary doctorate of the University of Navarre, honorary doctorate from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, honorary doctor of the University of Wrocław, honorary doctorate of the University of Navarre, honorary doctor of Babeș-Bolyai University, Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria, National Order of Merit and Order of the Southern Cross
Member of North Rhine-Westphalia Academy for Sciences and Arts, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas and Hitler Youth
Participant in Pope's visit to Germany 2011, October 1978 papal conclave, August 1978 papal conclave, Second Vatican Council and 2005 papal conclave
Significant event Priestly ordination in the Roman rite of the Catholic Church, diaconal ordination, episcopal consecration in the Roman rite (Catholic Church), created cardinal, Death and Funeral of Pope Benedict XVI and resignation of Pope Benedict XVI
Relative Georg Ratzinger
Educated at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and Ducal Georgianum
Academic degree doctorate, professor and Doctor of Divinity
Honorific prefix His Holiness
Field of work Christian theology

About Benedict XVI

His Holiness Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger born on 16 April 1927 in Birth house of Benedictus XVI to Joseph Ratzinger, Sr. and Maria Peintner. He is a citizen of Germany and Vatican City. Benedict XVI was educated at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and Ducal Georgianum. He obtained doctorate, professor and Doctor of Divinity. He is a related to Georg Ratzinger. He died on 31 December 2022 in Mater Ecclesiae at age 95 years, 8 months. He is buried at Vatican Grotto. He lived at Mater Ecclesiae.

Benedict XVI plays piano. He was a pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 to 2013 (1927–2022).

Benedict XVI has had one spouse:. He has one sibling Georg Ratzinger.

Benedict XVI has worked as a Latin Catholic priest, theologian, religious writer, pianist, university teacher, philosopher, Transitional deacon, cardinal, Catholic deacon and pope. He has worked in a Christian theology. He has been a member of North Rhine-Westphalia Academy for Sciences and Arts, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas and Hitler Youth. He has has won Commander of the Legion of Honour, Bavarian Order of Merit, Bayerische Verfassungsmedaille in Gold, Stephanus Award, honorary doctorate, Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art, honorary doctor of Babeș-Bolyai University, honorary citizenship, Grand Cross 1st class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Great Cross with Star and Sash of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, honorary doctorate from the Catholic University of Lublin, Order of Karl Valentin, honorary doctor of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, honorary doctorate of the University of Navarre, honorary doctorate from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, honorary doctor of the University of Wrocław, Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria, National Order of Merit and Order of the Southern Cross. He has participated in Pope's visit to Germany 2011, October 1978 papal conclave, August 1978 papal conclave, Second Vatican Council and 2005 papal conclave. Significant events include Priestly ordination in the Roman rite of the Catholic Church, diaconal ordination, episcopal consecration in the Roman rite (Catholic Church), created cardinal, Death and Funeral of Pope Benedict XVI and resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI has held the position of prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, pope, Cardinal-Bishop of Velletri-Segni, cardinal-bishop of Ostia, Dean of the College of Cardinals, cardinal priest, Archbishop of Munich and Freising and Pope emeritus.

He is also known as Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, Josef Ratzinger, Benedetto XVI, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Joseph Alois Ratzinger, Pope Benedictus XVI and Benedictus XVI.

About Death

On 28 December 2022, Pope Francis said at the end of his audience that Benedict was "very sick" and asked God to "comfort him and support him in this testimony of love for the Church until the end". The same day, Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office, stated that "in the last few hours there has been an aggravation ofhealth due to advancing age" and that he was under medical care. Bruni also stated that Francis visited Benedict at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery after the audience.