10 things to know about Pope emeritus Benedict XVI
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI served as pope from 2005 to 2013. He was born Joseph Ratzinger on April 16, 1927, at Marktl in the German state of Bavaria. He turns 95 soon.
There is lots to know about this man who became a priest, archbishop, a cardinal, and even a former pope.
He is fond of cats, pianos, and Mozart.
When he was a cardinal living in Rome, he would prepare plates of food for stray cats. If friendly cats near his Vatican offices were hurt, he would bandage their wounds.
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