|Diocese||Diocese of Rome|
|Installed||19 April 2005|
|Term ended||28 February 2013|
|Predecessor||John Paul II|
|Ordination||29 June 1951, by Michael von Faulhaber|
|Consecration||28 May 1977, by Josef Stangl|
|Created Cardinal||27 June 1977, by Paul VI|
|Birth name||Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger|
|Born||April 16, 1927, Marktl, Bavaria, German Reich|
|Residence||Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, Vatican City|
|Parents||Joseph Ratzinger Sr, Maria Peintner|
|Previous post||Dean of the College of Cardinals (2002–2005), Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (2002–2005), Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni (1993–2005), Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (1982–2005), President of the International Theological Commission (1982–2005), President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission (1982–2005), Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria Consolatrice al Tiburtino (1977–1993), Archbishop of Munich and Freising (1977–1982)|
|Motto||Cooperatores veritatis, ('Cooperators of the truth')|
Religious Leader Pope Benedict XVI was born on April 16, 1927 in Marktl, Germany (He's 96 years old now).
Born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, he was elected to lead the Catholic Church in 2005 and in 2013, he became the first pope to resign since the 1400s. Before he was Pope he was the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which, among its other duties, handled all reports of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
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Pope Benedict XVI was born in the Zodiac sign Aries (The Ram), and 1927 is also the year of Rabbit (兔) in the Chinese Zodiac.
Despite his family's opposition to the Nazi Party, he was forced into the Hitler Youth as a child in Traunstein, Germany. In 1951, he was ordained as a priest in Bavaria, where he was born.
During WWII, he was drafted into the German army, but a finger infection stopped him from serving on the front lines.
Nazis harassed his parents, Maria and Joseph Ratzinger, Sr. After deserting his regiment, he returned home in 1945, but was apprehended by Americans who had set up camp in his home and transferred to a POW camp.
His favorite composer was Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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