(12/25/05) Encyclical Letter "Deus Caritas Est" (God Is Love)
9 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
32 Articles |
5 Pictorials |
9 Magazine Cover Photos |
Benet XVI | Benoît XVI | Cardinal Josef Ratzinger | Joseph Kardinal Ratzinger | Joseph Ratzinger | Papst Benedikt XVI.
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Did You Know?
The Church says life is beautiful, it is not something to doubt but it is a gift even when it is lived in difficult circumstances. It is always a gift. (Press conference during the flight to Brazil, May 9, 2007)
Third and youngest child of Joseph Ratzinger, Sr., a police officer and Maria Ratzinger, née Peintner. His sister Maria (1921-1991) managed his household until her death, his brother Georg (born in 1924) is also priest.
Image as a shy, textbook introvert