Pope Benedict XVI Biography
(Pope, Head of the Catholic church (2005-13))
Birthday: April 16, 1927 (Aries)
Born In: Markit, Germany
Pope Benedict XVI served as Pope from 2005 to 2013. He is the first Pope to have resigned since Gregory XII in the year 1415. During his papacy, Pope Benedict promoted the use of Latin and supported Christian values. He also came to be known for his rather conservative views on Catholicism and homosexuality. He has strong views about modern sins, describing the hunger for power and denial of moral truth as the main causes of problems in the 21st century. He is the first Pope to have been active on Twitter and to have attended full length television and radio interviews. Described as a highly intellectual person by many, he was a professor of theology and an academic, prior to being a Cardinal. He has received numerous honours for his contributions in the fields of literature and theology. Pope Benedict XVI also reinstated the use of traditional papal garments that had been dismissed by John Paul II and is often described as ‘The Pope of aesthetics’. Benedict XVI holds the title of Pope Emeritus since his resignation from the papal office.