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Quotes by "Benedict XVI"

Pope Benedict XVI, (born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, 16 April 1927) served as Pope from 2005 until his resignation in 2013, the successor of Pope John Paul II and predecessor of Pope Francis.


Ordained a priest in 1951 in his native Bavaria, Ratzinger served as a highly regarded university theologian. He was appointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising and Cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1977. In 1981, he was appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under the papacy of John Paul II.

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Yes to the Dignity and Beauty of Marriage, No to “Gender” Philosophies

The Church reaffirms her great “yes” to the dignity and beauty of marriage as an expression of the faithful and…

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Pope Benedict XVI on the Disintegration of Liturgy

I am convinced that the crisis in the Church that we are experiencing today is to a large extent due…

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“From the beginning, Christianity has been the religion of reason…”

From the beginning, Christianity has understood itself as the religion of the Logos, as the religion according to reason… It…