(as Joseph Kardinal Ratzinger)
(12/25/05) Encyclical Letter "Deus Caritas Est" (God Is Love)
Benet XVI | Cardinal Josef Ratzinger | Joseph Kardinal Ratzinger | Joseph Ratzinger
5' 7" (1.70 m)
Did You Know?
"The faithful expect only one thing from priests: that they be specialists in promoting the encounter between man and God. The priest is not asked to be an expert in economics, construction or politics. He is expected to be an expert in the spiritual life." (Meeting with the Clergy in the Cathedral of St. John in Warsaw, Poland, May 25, 2006)
Pope Paul VI
made him Archbishop of Munich in 1977, and on 25 November 1981, Pope John Paul II
brought him to Rome as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - formerly known as the Holy Office and before that as the Holy Inquisition.
Image as a shy, textbook introvert
The German Shepherd