Pope Benedict XVI's name is Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger and he was born in Germany on April 16, 1927.
Another interesting fact about the work done by the future Pope Benedict XVI occurred while he was president of the Commission for the Preparation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. He worked for six years on a new catechism that he gave to the Pope in 1992. He was one of the closest confidants of Pope John Paul II.
- During World War I, Pope Benedict XV was pope and worked diligently for peace.
- Saint Benedict of Nursia founded the Benedictine monasteries and wrote the Rule of Saint Benedict, which is one of the most influential books written about the monastic life.
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