Printer Friendly

A new Pope.

Benedict XVI is the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church. On April 19, a conclave (private assembly) of Cardinals elected him as the man to succeed Pope John Paul II.

Greeting tens of thousands of followers in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, the new Pope called himself "a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord."

Born Joseph Ratzinger in 1927, he chose the name Benedict XVI after Saint Benedict as well as Pope Benedict XV, who led the Church from 1914 to 1922. Known for his conservative beliefs, Cardinal Ratzinger worked closely with John Paul II for more than two decades.
COPYRIGHT 2005 Scholastic, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:NEWS: RELIGION; Benedict XVI is the pope
Publication:Junior Scholastic
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:9VIET
Date:May 9, 2005
Words:105
Previous Article:News IQ.
Next Article:Bringing Abe to life.
Topics:


Related Articles
The wholly Catholic Church? Protestants and the new pope.
First sixty days of Benedict XVI's pontificate.
Pius to the 13th degree?
The making of a papacy: Pope Benedict XVI charts a conservative course in his first 100 days.
Ding dong the witch is dead.
What will Pope Benedict's programme for the future be?
Pope in the middle.
Pope banishes limbo.
Popes--past and present-are the subject of a slew.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters