Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
Country: Germany
Age: 78
Website: Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

A staunchly conservative figure within the church, Ratzinger, from Bavaria, was the longtime leader of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which oversees Roman Catholic Church orthodoxy. He is known for promulgating tough and often controversial church statements on topics such as homosexuality and the validity of other Christian denominations.

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