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page Pope Benedict XVI: His Journey to the Papacy
Before he became pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was known for his role as an enforcer of church doctrine. But his journey to the papacy didn't begin in Rome. His story began on the Saturday before Easter in Bavaria, Germany, in 1927.
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Text by Ansley Roan