Pope Benedict XVI
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(RNS) Pope Benedict XVI's overseas travels typically involve vast crowds of adoring Catholics, often squeezed into sports stadiums or public venues for large-scale Masses. But when Benedict makes the first official papal visit to Cyprus next weekend (June 4-6), his total flock will number just 25,000, and his main speech will be held in the sports field of an elementary school. Even so, Benedict ...
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Who is Pope Benedict XVI?
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Background on the 15 Benedicts who preceded the current pope.
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Like many teenagers in wartime Germany, Joseph Ratzinger was involved in the Hitler Youth--but Jewish leaders aren't worried.
- How the 1960s Changed Ratzinger
Student protests had a decisive impact on his conservatism.