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Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church.

 
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Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI
  • Born: April 16, 1927
  • Nationality: German
  • Profession: Clergyman

Pope Benedict XVI was head of the Catholic Church and as sovereign of the Vatican City State from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Benedict's election as pope occurred in the 2005 papal conclave that followed the death of Pope John Paul II. The Vatican bestowed on him the title pope emeritus shortly after his resignation.

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