Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI was elected pope in 2005. Before his elevation, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (b. 1927) served as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II. Before his move to Rome, Ratzinger was archbishop of Munich and Freising. He was a professor of theology at several German universities and the author of many books including Introduction to Christianity, Principles of Catholic Theology and God and the World.

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The 2012 Christmas Eve Homily of Pope Benedict XVI

Again and again the beauty of this Gospel touches our hearts: a beauty that is the splendor of truth. Again and again it astonishes us that God makes himself a child so that we may love him, so that we may dare to love him, and as a child trustingly lets himself be taken into … Read more

Documentation: The Future of the World Economy

The economic inequality between the northern and southern hemispheres is increasingly threatening the survival of the family of mankind; in the long run this may be no less a menace to the progress of history than are the arsenals of weapons with which East and West are already confronting one another. And thus new efforts … Read more

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