Benedictus XVI. P.P. Benedictus XVI. P.P.
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Pope of the Holy Roman Church
Title:
Servus Servorum Dei
Birthdate:
Apr 16, 1927
Country:
Germany
Elevated:
Jun 27, 1977
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Italian Jan 25, 2012
E il Papa rilancia l’ecumenismo
Nella basilica di san Paolo fuori le Mura, dove 53 anni fa veniva annunciato il Vaticano II, Ratzinger conclude la Settimana di preghiera per l’unità dei cristiani: “Guardiamo con speranza al futuro”
Spanish May 21, 2005
Entrevista al cardenal Ratzinger después del 11-S
Publicamos la trascripción de la entrevista que hizo en 2001 al cardenal Joseph Ratzinger Antonella Palermo, de «Radio Vaticana».
German May 08, 2005
Dem Menschen helfen, das Leiden zu erlernen und anzunehmen
Predigt von Joseph Kardinal Ratzinger in der heiligen Messe zur Vorbereitung auf die Seligsprechung von Anna Schäffer aus Mindelstetten, Rom in St. Paul vor den Mauern (6. März 1999).
Italian May 05, 2005
Il vero Benedetto XVI
Alcuni servizi giornalistici successivi all’annuncio del nuovo Papa hanno sciorinato immagini stereotipate di quest’uomo, che lo ritraggono come una persona autoritaria e inflessibile. Altri servizi, specialmente sulla stampa britannica, sono stati ossessionati dall’idea di un Papa tedesco che ha vissuto fino all’adolescenza sotto il regime nazista.
German Apr 28, 2005
„Wenn er nicht über den Glauben wacht, wer wacht dann über ihn?”
„Ich kann nur hoffen, dass die Entscheidung nicht allein 115 Kardinälen überlassen wird, sondern dass der Heilige Geist einen starken Einfluss ausübt, dass es ein gutes Ergebnis gibt“
Italian Apr 24, 2005
I ricordi del senatore Lauro e del presidente dei termalisti dell'isola
Affascinato dai panorami, amabile, non timido ma riservato. E' l'immagine lasciata da papa Benedetto XVI (allora 'soltanto' cardinale Joseph Ratzinger) all'armatore e senatore della Cdl Salvatore Lauro e al presidente dell'associazione Termalisti dell'isola di Ischia, Peppino Di Costanzo, in occasione del suo nell'isola nell'ottobre del '93.
Italian Apr 24, 2005
Joseph Ratzinger: la sua vita e il suo pensiero
Una breve biografia del nuovo papa Benedetto XVI attraverso spunti tratti dalle sue meditazioni e opinioni dell'ambiente ecclesiastico. Da una famiglia di contadini a Prefetto della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede fino al soglio pontificio.
German Apr 24, 2005
Bundeskanzler Schröder gratuliert Kardinal Joseph Ratzinger
Der deutsche Kardinal Joseph Ratzinger ist zum neuen Papst gewählt worden. Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder hat die Wahl des 78-jährigen Theologen als große Ehre für Deutschland begrüßt und ihn als würdigen Nachfolger des verstorbenen Papst Johannes Paul II. bezeichnet.
German Apr 24, 2005
Kardinal Ratzinger zum Papst gewählt
Joseph Ratzinger (geb. 16.4.1927) ist der weltweit bekannteste deutsche Kardinal. Ein Theologe im Vatikan meinte einmal, seit Martin Luther habe kein Deutscher die Kirche so sehr geprägt wie der Mann aus Bayern. Andere nennen ihn den "Chefdenker" im Vatikan. Sicher ist, an keinem anderen deutschen Kirchenmann scheiden sich so sehr die Geister wie an Ratzinger. Allerdings: Die meisten und die schärften Kritiker hat er in Deutschland.
Italian Apr 24, 2005
Il cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Papa Benedetto XVI
Questo martedì sera, il cardinale tedesco Joseph Ratzinger, Decano del Collegio cardinalizio, ha accettato l'elezione a 265º Pontefice della Chiesa cattolica, adottando il nome di Benedetto XVI.
English Apr 24, 2005
Cardinal Ratzinger s wish for "a pastor that guides us to knowing Christ"
The homiliy of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in the church of Saint Peter in the Vatican, at the beginning of the conclave, April 18, 2005. By Joseph Ratzinger.
Italian Apr 24, 2005
Il testo integrale dell'omelia del Cardinale Ratzinger
Omelia del Cardinale Ratzinger alle Missa pro eligendo Summo pontifici nella basilica di San Pietro all’apertura del conclave, 18 di aprile 2005.
English Apr 24, 2005
Cardinal Ratzinger's Challenge
The words broke like a thunderclap inside St. Peter's Basilica. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, addressing the world's cardinals just hours before they sequestered themselves Monday to choose the next leader of the world's 1 billion Catholics, decided to define this conclave.
French Apr 24, 2005
Le cardinal Ratzinger ferait «un bon pape», selon son frère
Georg Ratzinger, frère du cardinal allemand Joseph Ratzinger, considéré comme un des principaux favoris à la succession de Jean Paul II, pense que son frère ferait un bon pape, même s'il est moins charismatique que le souverain pontife défunt.
Italian Apr 24, 2005
I seguaci di Ratzinger lanciano l'allarme: guai alla disunione!
In prima battuta Ruini e Scola con Ratzinger. Sale Policarpo e spunta la coppia Tettamanzi-Re.
German Apr 24, 2005
Porträt: Joseph Kardinal Ratzinger
Nach 23 Jahren als Präfekt der römischen Glaubenskongregation ist der Deutsche Joseph Ratzinger, der am Samstag 78 Jahre alt wurde, der dienstälteste Kurienkardinal - und nicht nur protokollarisch der anerkannteste.
German Apr 19, 2005
Hasenhüttl über Kardinal Ratzinger: "Menschlich angenehmer Kontakt"
Ausgerechnet der in Ungnade gefallene Theologieprofessor Hasenhüttl hat für den deutschen Papst-Favoriten Ratzinger freundliche Worte gefunden. Als junger Wissenschaftler habe er Ratzinger ab und zu chauffiert. Die alte Verbundenheit half ihm wenig: Vor zwei Jahren verfügte der Kardinal Hasenhüttls Entfernung aus dem Priesteramt.
French Apr 19, 2005
Vatican II, un contre-syllabus
Nous publions ci-dessous quelques extraits du livre du cardinal Ratzinger «Les principes de la théologie catholique» qui illustrent bien les propos de Mgr. Lefèbvre dénonçant la rupture accomplie par le concile Vatican II avec l’enseignement traditionnel de l’Eglise. Le Cardinal n’a pas hésité à écrire que la constitution «Gaudium et Spes» était «une sorte de contre-Syllabus».
Polish Apr 16, 2005
Europa musi na nowo szukać duszy
Kard. Joseph Ratzinger dokonał krytycznej oceny społeczeństwa europejskiego. W swojej nowej książce "Wartości w czasach przełomu", której krótki fragment przedrukował niemiecki dziennik "Süddeutsche Zeitung" z 13 kwietnia, prefekt Kongregacji Nauki Wiary podkreślił, że jeśli Europa chce przeżyć, musi "bardzo świadomie poszukać swojej duszy". Zwrócił się więc do chrześcijan z apelem o większą kreatywność stwierdzając, że "powinni się przyczynić do tego, aby Europa na nowo czerpała ze swego dziedzictwa to co najlepsze, służąc tym samym całej ludzkości".
Italian Apr 16, 2005
Sul processo a Gesù e la doppia giustizia
Una settimana giusta prima del Venerdì Santo, il cardinale Joseph Ratzinger ha riletto da par suo il processo a Gesù. L'ha fatto in San Pietro nell'omelia di chiusura del convegno sui 40 anni della "Gaudium et Spes".
German Apr 16, 2005
Der Kardinal aus Marktl wird 78
Geburtstagsfeiern hat Joseph Ratzinger abgesagt, wegen der Papstwahl. Diesmal also keine Trachtenkapelle und kein bayerischer Defiliermarsch im Vatikan, das gab es nämlich auch schon. Der ansonsten so kühle "Kopfmensch" Ratzinger hat durchaus Freude an solch zünftigen Sachen aus der Heimat, auch wenn seine Kritiker ihm das gar nicht zutrauen.
German Apr 16, 2005
Fast im Teich ertrunken
Dass er einmal Kardinal werden sollte, wusste Joseph Ratzinger schon im Kindergarten. Von seinem älteren Bruder Georg ist verbürgt, dass der Bub nach einem Besuch von Kardinal Michael Faulhaber in der Kindertagesstätte seiner damaligen bayerischen Heimat Tittmoning spontan sagte: "Ich werde auch einmal Kardinal".
Italian Apr 16, 2005
Ratzinger prepara il conclave a Subiaco
La sera di venerdì 1 aprile, penultimo giorno di vita di Giovanni Paolo II, è accaduto un fatto che i media non hanno quasi rilevato (con la sola eccezione di "Avvenire"): il cardinale Joseph Ratzinger ha lasciato Roma e si è diretto a Subiaco, la culla del monachesimo d'Occidente e di san Benedetto padre e patrono d'Europa, per poi ritornare a Roma la notte stessa.
Italian Apr 16, 2005
«Resistenza profetica contro le leggi ingiuste»
Prime anticipazioni sulla «nota» preparata dal cardinale Ratzinger: riferimenti a pace, famiglia, bioetica ed eutanasia - Il Vaticano stila il «vademecum» per i politici: in alcuni casi si può scegliere il «male minore»
English Apr 14, 2005
A Chat with Ratzinger
Referring to the 2,000-year-old dispute between Jews and Christians as to whether the Old Testament is to be understood as a Jewish book or, rather, as a prologue to the Christian New Testament, the cardinal says: "We have to relearn how to read the Bible correctly." This apparently Judaising heresy would have sufficed, a few centuries ago, to send him to the stake.
English Apr 13, 2005
"I encourage you not to lose patience -- to keep trusting"
The complete text of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's remarks made at the Ecclesia Dei Conference held in Rome on October 24, 1998.  The English translation from the original French text is provided courtesy of the magazine Inside the Vatican.
English Apr 11, 2005
The Regensburg Years Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
“I was dismayed by the prohibition of the old missal, since nothing of the sort had ever happened in the entire history of the liturgy.” Extract from Cardinal Ratzinger's book Milestones: Published by Ignatius Press.
French Apr 09, 2005
L'homélie du cardinal Ratzinger à l'occasion des funerailles du pape Jean Paul II
Dans son homélie, le cardinal Joseph Ratzinger a rendu hommage au pape polonais, affirmant qu'il a assumé une charge «au delà des forces humaines». Le texte intégral.
German Apr 09, 2005
Die Magie der schlichten Worte
Ergriffen und ergreifend hat Kardinal Joseph Ratzinger über den Menschen und Priester Karol Wojtyla gepredigt. Von eigenen Ambitionen keine Spur.
Italian Apr 09, 2005
L’Europa nella crisi delle culture
Conferenza tenuta la sera di venerdì 1 aprile 2005 a Subiaco, al Monastero di Santa Scolastica, con la consegna all’autore del Premio San Benedetto “per la promozione della vita e della famiglia in Europa”.
German Apr 07, 2005
Papstmacher: Kardinal Joseph Ratzinger
Kardinal Ratzinger wird die Totenmesse für Johannes Paul II. zelebrieren und das Konklave leiten
German Apr 05, 2005
Kardinal Ratzinger Der Glaubens-Wächter
Ein Deutscher kann nie Papst werden, hieß es lange Zeit, aus historischen und völkerpsychologischen Gründen. Joseph Kardinal Ratzinger, am 16. April 1927 im bayerischen Marktl am Inn geboren, also unzweifelhaft Deutscher, kann es.
German Mar 04, 2005
Der leise Absolutist
Wer bestimmt den Kurs des Vatikans? Joseph Ratzingers Stimme hat Gewicht – dem strengen Kardinal gilt die Institution Kirche mehr als die Person des Papstes
English Feb 24, 2005
Cardinal: Pope Doesn't Equate the Holocaust and Abortion
Refutes Allegations Against John Paul II's Latest Book. Responding to accusations against John Paul II's latest book, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger clarified that "the Pope does not compare the Shoah with abortion."
English Nov 02, 2004
The Most Intense Memories During his Time in the Vatican
From an interview with the Prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Card. Ratzinger evaluates 20 years in Rome (Zenit.org, 23 November 2001)
English Oct 16, 2004
On Rock Music in the Liturgy
At the Eighth International Church Music Congress in Rome in 1986, for example, Ratzinger blasted rock music.
English Oct 16, 2004
On Buddhism
Buddhism as an auto-erotic spirituality.
English Oct 16, 2004
Criticisms about John Paul II
Over the years Ratzinger has even been willing to express a few criticisms, however tame, about his boss.
English Oct 16, 2004
On Denying Holy Communion
During a series of spring ad limina visits by American bishops, Ratzinger gave several the private impression that he favoured “going slow” on denying Communion to pro-choice Catholic politicians.
English Oct 16, 2004
On the US Attempts to Protestanize Latin America
In a 13 May 2004 speech at the Italian Senate, Ratzinger asserted that the United States is actively promoting a policy of “Protestantisation” in Latin America and the “dissolution” of the Catholic Church there in favour of “free Churches”.
English Oct 16, 2004
The ‘feminist’ Reading of the Bible
Consider cardinal Ratzinger’s comments about the ‘feminist’ reading of the Bible from a 1988 conference on biblical scholarship in New York.
English Oct 16, 2004
Ghost Writer of Cardinal Frings at the Council
Ratzinger was the peritus, or theological expert, of Cologne’s Cardinal Josef Frings at the Second Vatican Council.
French Oct 16, 2004
Le Catéchisme de l’Eglise catholique fête ses dix ans
Congrès théologique à Rome à cette occasion. Quelques citations intéressantes du cardinal Ratzinger.
French Oct 16, 2004
Le Cardinal Ratzinger, saint François d’Assise et les croisades
Dans une interview accordée par le Cardinal Ratzinger au journal L’Avvenire, le cardinal comparait l’action œcuménique de Jean-Paul II à un soi-disant pacifisme de saint François d’Assise, lequel aurait en quelque sorte condamné les croisades, «comprenant que les croisades n’étaient pas le juste chemin pour défendre les droits des chrétiens en Terre Sainte».
French Oct 08, 2004
Le catéchisme de saint Pie X a gardé toute sa valeur
Une commission vient d’être créée qui a pour mission de donner une formule abrégée du catéchisme de 1992.
French Oct 07, 2004
Le cardinal Ratzinger et la commission biblique
La commission biblique a fêté son centenaire. A cette occasion, le cardinal Ratzinger a prononcé un discours dans lequel il évoque les aléas de la commission.
French Oct 04, 2004
La liturgie est devenue un problème
"Deutsche Tagespost", du 4 octobre 2003. Le bilan du pontificat par le cardinal Ratzinger
English Oct 04, 2004
L’influence à long terme des poisons inoculés
"Deutsche Tagespost", du 4 octobre 2003. Le bilan du pontificat par le cardinal Ratzinger.
English Sept 18, 2004
Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion
The Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, wrote an important memo in English expressly for the USCCB's use as a guideline of the Church's teachings to be used at their 'closed door' plenary Conference in Denver, June 14-19, 2004.
English Sept 18, 2004
Most Intense Memories
Interview with the Prefect of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Card. Ratzinger evaluates 20 years in Rome (Zenit.org, 23 November 2001)
English Sept 18, 2004
"I encourage you not to lose patience - to keep trusting"
The complete text of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's remarks made at the Ecclesia Dei Conference held in Rome on October 24, 1998.  The English translation from the original French text is provided courtesy of the magazine Inside the Vatican.
English Sept 15, 2004
A Chat with Ratzinger
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger has given another extensive interview to a journalist. It will disarm and surprise its readers just as the cardinal did his interviewer, according to a London-based correspondent for German newspapers.
English Sept 15, 2004
Card. Ratzinger Criticises the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK)
The ecumenical Kirchentag in Berlin at the end of May had lacked a “definite framework”.
English Sept 15, 2004
On the Suspended Priest Gotthold Hasenhüttl
Commenting on the recent suspension of Gotthold Hasenhüttl, an Austrian theologian from Trier who gave Communion to non-Catholics at the ecumenical Kirchentag.
Italian Sept 15, 2004
Ratzinger: Sulla celebrazione della Santa Messa
L’attuale Costituzione sulla Liturgia non parla affatto di celebrazione di fronte all’altare o di fronte al popolo.
English Sept 15, 2004
The Consistory of 2001 Marks the End of the Ratzinger Era
Oddities in the appointment of new cardinals in February led many to wonder what was going on in the Vatican.
English Sept 12, 2004
Ratzinger Regrets Church Centralism at Card. König’s Funeral
There have been times when the Vatican has intervened too often in the affairs of a local church
English Sept 11, 2004
Certain Teachings of the Magisterium are not the Final Word
In 1990, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued an “Instruction on the Theologian’s Ecclesiastical Vocation.”
German Sept 10, 2004
Kardinal Ratzinger würdigt Karl Rahner
"Man muss Rahner in der Ganzheit seiens Wollens und Denkens begreifen und schlichtweg erkennen, dass es sein Wille war, nicht gegen den Glauben der Kirche zu verstoßen", erklärte Kurienkardinal Joseph Ratzinger im Gespräch mit Stephanscom.at im Karl-Rahner-Jubiläumsmonat.
English Sept 10, 2004
The Church Should Apologize for Giordano Bruno
The Church should apologize for the execution of the 16th century philosopher Giordano Bruno as part of the whole Inquisition.
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