NEWS STORY: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, a German, Is Pope Benedict XVI

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c. 2005 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected the first German pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church in almost five centuries on Tuesday (April 19). Describing himself as “a simple and humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord,” he chose to be called Benedict XVI. Ratzinger, who turned 78 […]

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