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Joseph Ratzinger becomes Benedict XVI
Rome, Italy - "A humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord"
Cardinals gathered on conclave have elected Joseph Ratzinger as new Pope of the third millennium: 78-year-old German theologian, chose to become Benedict XVI. At 5:53pm last afternoon, white smoke emerging from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel, broke news to the world. Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez of Chile was assigned to announce, from Saint Peter Basilica’s balcony, the Habemus Papam. John P...
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