† The word of God was made flesh
S O C I E T A S
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POPE
BENEDICT XVI
Welcome to Britain
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• Born Joseph Ratzinger
• 16th April 1927
• Marktl am Inn,
Germany
• Father: Joseph
(policeman)
• Mother: Maria (cook)
FAMILY AND ORIGINS
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• Spent childhood in Traunstein,
near Austrian Border
• Went through harsh
experiences while a young
student – Nazi regime hostile
to the Church
• His family was a support for
his faith journey as a young
person.
EARLY YEARS
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• Last months of World War
II – enrolled with antiaircraft corps.
• Ordained priest
on 29th June 1951
MUNICH UNIVERSITY
• Studied Philosophy and
Theology at Freising
and University of
Munich
CALLED
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• In 1952 began teaching at
the Higher School of
Freising
• In 1953 – obtained
doctorate in theology
• In 1957 qualified to
become a University
lecturer
• Later taught at Bonn, Munster,
Tubingen and Regensburg
LECTURER
BONN UNIVERSITY
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• Theological advisor and
expert at Vatican II Council
1962 to 1965
THEOLOGIAN
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• Named archbishop of
Munich in 1977
• As a Bishop he chose the
Motto:
CO OPERATORS OF THE
TRUTH
• Following the TRUTH
and being at its
SERVICE
BISHOP
MUNICH CATHEDRAL
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• Made Cardinal
in 1977 by
Pope Paul VI
• Pope John Paul II appointed
him Prefect of the
Congregation of Faith in 1981
• Was also president of the
Commission that prepared the
Catechism of the Catholic Church
CARDINAL
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• Well known as a writer
Key publications include:
- Introduction to Christianity (1968)
- Dogma and Preaching (1973)
- God is Love (Encyclical: 2005)
- Saved by Hope (Encyclical: 2007)
- Jesus of Nazareth (2006)
- The Apostles (2007)
WRITER
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• In April 2005
Pope John Paul II died
• Cardinal
Ratzinger led
the funeral
ceremony
A VACANT SEAT
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• Cardinals met at the
Vatican for the Conclave
in April 2005
• Cardinal Ratzinger was
chosen as the new Pope
• 19th April 2005
• Chose name
BENEDICT XVI
ELECTION
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Spain
(2006)
Germany I
(2005)
Turkey
(2006)
France
(2008)
Austria
(2007)
Brazil
(2007)
Poland
(2006)
Czech Republic
United States
(2009)
Australia
(2008)
Germany II
(2008)
Malta
(2006)
(2010)
Cameroon and
Angola (2009)
Portugal
(2010)
Cyprus
(2010)
TRAVELS
Jordan, Israel,
and Palestine (2009)
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Visit to the United Kingdom:
16th to 19th September 2010
DAY 1:
Thur 16th Sept
Edinburgh and
Glasgow
DAY 4
Sunday 19th Sept
Birmingham
DAY 2:
Friday 17th Sept
London
DAY 3:
Saturday 18th Sept
London
UK VISIT
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Pope Benedict to Young People:
Message for World Youth Day,
• If Jesus has become your hope,
communicate this to others with
your joy and your spiritual, apostolic
and social engagement.
• Let Christ dwell within you, and having placed
all your faith and trust in Him, spread this
hope around you.
• Make choices that demonstrate your faith.
February 2009
REFLECT
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† The word of God was made flesh
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