Pope Benedict XVI was born Joseph Ratzinger in 1927 and grew up in Nazi Germany. After rising through the ranks of Catholic hierarchy, he became the Pope in 2005 and resigned in 2013. More »

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Two biographies of Pope Benedict XVI are available on the Amazon.com website: "Benedict XVI: An Intimate Portrait" and "Pope Benedict XVI: A Biography of Joseph Ratzinger." Both books are also avaialble in many bookstore... More »

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The Medal of Saint Benedict is a medal that contains the symbols of Saint Benedict, and it is used in honor of him. It is considered one of the oldest medals used by Roman Catholics. Use of the medal of Saint Benedict wa... More »

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Two biographies of Pope Benedict XVI are available on the Amazon.com website: "Benedict XVI: An Intimate Portrait" and "Pope Benedict XVI: A Biography of Joseph Ratzinger." Both books are also avaialble in many bookstore... More »

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Among the key events in the development of Christianity are the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D., the first Crusade in 1097 to 1099, events of the Protestant Reformation, and the Council of Trent in the 16th century. A shor... More »

Important events on a timeline of St. Paul the Apostle's life include his birth, conversion to Christianity, participation in the Council of Jerusalem and his martyrdom in Rome under the emperor Nero. Also important are ... More »

The Roman numeral XVI is equal to 16. The X is ten, the V is five and the I is one. When these three numerals appear in this order, they are added together. Additional Roman numerals include L for 50, C for 100, D for 50... More »