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  Pope Benedict VI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benedict VI, Pope (born in Rome and the son of Hildebrand, 972 - 974), was chosen with great ceremony and installed as pope under the protection of the Emperor Otto the Great on January 19, 973.
After a period of less than two months the pope was strangled by order of Crescentius, the son of the notorious Theodora, to prevent his release by Sicco, the imperial envoy of Otto II.
This biography of a Pope is a stub.
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 Encyclopedia: Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI was elected pope at the age of 78.
He was appointed as the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith by Pope John Paul II in 1981 and was made the cardinal bishop of the suburbicarian diocese of Velletri-Segni on April 5, 1993.
Benedict XVI's views appear to be similar to those of his predecessor in maintaining the traditional Catholic doctrines on artificial birth control, abortion, and homosexuality while promoting Catholic social teaching.
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 Benedict - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benedict, from the Latin for blessed, is the name of many notable men.
The most prominent at the beginning of the 21st century is Pope Benedict XVI, who chose this name for himself after his election to the papacy.
Benedict is the first name of Benedict Arnold, the most notorious traitor in American history, his ancestor, a colonial Rhode Island governor, and a congressman named for him.
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Pope Benedict X is called Antipope Benedict X by the Catholic Church.
Benedict XI, who ruled from 1303 to 1304, was known as a scholar and a peacemaker.
The last Benedict, Pope Benedict XV, ruled from 1914 to 1922 and was known for his Papal Peace proposal to bring an end to War War I. Benedict XV was a moderate and known as a humanitarian.
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 Pope.y2u.co.uk - Pope Benedict XVI - His Life and Works
Benedict XVI was elected pope at the age of 78.
Benedict XVI's views appear to be similar to those of his predecessor in maintaining the traditional Catholic doctrines on artificial birth control, abortion, and homosexuality and in promoting Catholic social teaching.
On June 19, 2005, Benedict XVI beatified Father Ladislaus Findysz, a martyr of the Communist regime, Father Bronislao Markiewicz, the founder of the Congregation of St. Michael, and Father Ignacy Klopotowski, the founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Loreto.
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 BENEDICT VI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Benedict VI was a Roman from the Forum district.
At the time of his election, Benedict was cardinal- deacon of the Church of St. Theodore at the foot of the Palatine Hill.
In 974 Crescentius, a brother of the late Pope John XIII, and a scheming deacon Boniface Franco, seized control of the city.
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Benedict, however, succeeded in expelling Sylvester the same year; but, as some say, that he might marry, he resigned his office into the hands of the Archpriest John Gratian for a large sum.
Benedict, Sylvester, and Gregory were deposed at the Council of Sutri (1046) and a German bishop (Suidger) became Pope Clement II.
The most important source for the history of the first nine popes who bore the name of Benedict is the biographies in the Liber Pontificalis, of which the most useful edition is that of Duchesne, Le Liber Pontificalis (Paris, 1886-92), and the latest that of Mommsen, Gesta Pontif.
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 Biography – Pope Benedict XIV – The Papal Library
Benedict XIV was born at Bologna on the 31st of March, 1675, and was the son of Marcellos Lambertini, senator, of illustrious family, and of Lucrezia Bulgarini.
The pope considered that a Corsican guard might be reestablished to suppress smuggling; and he took precautions against any abuse ensuing from the return of that force, who usually did their duty with a zeal and courage the pope loved often to reward.
Benedict appointed some Benedictines as bishops, and concord was insensibly established by the profound sagacity with which Benedict perceived the evil and applied to it the practical and possible remedy, which restored excited minds to obedience and true evangelical fraternity.
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 History of the Mass (9histort.htm)
No sooner was Benedict enthroned than the survivors of Crescentius elevated their own candidate as Pope Gregory VI Benedict, ensconced in the Lateran, waged war on Gregory and the Crescentians penetrating their mountain strongholds where his troops crushed them led by Benedict's brother Romanus who would succeed Benedict as supreme pontiff.
Benedict VIII was not as well known for being a spiritual leader as he was for being statesman and a feudal leader.
Benedict's alliance with Henry II and his all-consuming battle against Byzantine rule further alienated him and the Western Church from the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Patriarch Sergius II retaliated by dropping Benedict VIII from the diptychs of Constantinople as the rift worsened.
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 CNN.com - German cardinal elected new pope - Apr 19, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI gestures to the crowd in St. Peter's Square on Tuesday evening.
On Tuesday, Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez announced Benedict XVI's election in the traditional Latin, but he prefaced it by saying the words "brothers and sisters" in several languages, an introduction that is likely a bow to the universality of the Roman Catholic Church and its 1.1 billion members.
Pope John Paul II had decreed that white smoke be accompanied by the ringing of bells, to avoid a repeat of the confusion after his election in 1978.
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When the scandalous Benedict IX began to grow weary of being pope he went to his godfather, John Gratian, the worthy archpriest of St. John-at-the- Latin-Gate, and asked him if it were legitimate for a pope to abdicate.
Benedict, however, demanded compensation, and John gave him a large sum of money he had at hand for some worthy object.
Benedict was passed over because he had abdicated.
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 Patron Saints Index: Pope Benedict VIII
Son of Gregory, count of Tusculum, and Maria; brother of Pope John XIX; relative of Pope Benedict VI.
On 14 February 1014 Benedict crowned Henry II as Holy Roman Emperor.
Pope during a period of renewed invasion of Europe by the Saracens, who established a settlement on Sicily; Benedict's forces kept them off the mainland.
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 The New Pope Benedict XVI » Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
The second Conclave of 1978 — Pope John Paul II The conclave itself was divided between two particularly strong candidates: Giuseppe Siri, the Archbishop of Genoa, and Giovanni Benelli, the Archbishop of Florence and close associate of Pope John Paul I. In early ballots Benelli came within nine votes of victory.
He was to become, arguably, the dominant twentieth-century pope of the Catholic Church, eclipsing Pope Paul VI in travels, and, to some, eclipsing Pope Pius XII in intellectual vigour, and Pope John XXIII in charisma.
Pope John Paul II né Karol Józef Wojty?a (born May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland), is the current Pope, the Bishop of Rome, and head of the Roman Catholic Church.
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 The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Creations of Cardinals of the X Century
Benedict IV, a Roman and the son of Mammalus, was elected pope between January and May 900, it is not known if he was a cardinal.
Like Pope Leo V, some authors say that he spent the rest of his life in a monastery and others say that he was murdered.
Imprisoned and strangled Pope Benedict VI in 974, took his place in June or July 973 under the name of Boniface VII and was deposed in August.
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 The English King James version Bible code - Part 2b - Pope John Paul II, and Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI
Pope John Paul II has been one of the great leaders of the twentieth century, who along with President Reagan helped free Eastern Europe from Communism, and helped bring about the end of the tyranny of Communism in the Soviet Union.
I think that Pope Benedict is more likely to show concern about Islam taking over Europe and the West by immigration, their high birth rate, and terrorism.
I think this passage applies to Pope Benedict VI, since as a young man in Germany he was surrounded by the evil of Naziism, being drafted into the army at 16, and survived the war to become a priest.
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 PunditGuy: Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XI served in the 14th century as political issues were building tension in the church.
Pope Benedict XVI family was not at all friendly to the fascist german government.
Pope Benedict when he was drafted right at the end of the war, like many young boys of his age, he deserted the army, risking death.
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 Antipope Boniface VII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boniface VII (Franco Ferrucci, died July 20, 985), who attained the papal chair in 974, is sometimes styled an antipope.
He is supposed to have put Benedict VI to death.
A popular tumult compelled him to flee to Constantinople; he carried off a vast treasure, and returned in 984 and removed John XIV, who had been elected in his absence, by murder.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pope_Boniface_VII   (142 words)

 Pope Benedict XVI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was the dean of the College of Cardinals, and he served as the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith since 1981.
In 1981, Pope John Paul II appointed him to be prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Holy See’s top theological post.
“Mass for the Inauguration of the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI,” by Pope Benedict XVI, April 24, 2005.
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Benedict, Cardinal-Deacon of St. Theodore, a Roman and the son of Hildebrand, was elected as the successor of John XIII, who died 6 September, 972; but the necessity of waiting for the ratification of the Emperor Otho delayed his consecration till 19 January, 973.
Modern accounts of these popes will be found in any large Church history, or history of the City of Rome.
The fullest account in English of most of them is to be read in Mann, Lives of the Popes in the Early Middle Ages (London, 1902, passim).
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 Pope Benedict XVI
After prolonged applause, Pope Benedict XVI imparted the apostolic blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city of Rome and the world), and took his leave of the faithful.
In March 1977, Paul VI elected him Archbishop of Munich and Freising and on 28 May 1977 he was consecrated, the first diocesan priest after 80 years to take over the pastoral ministry of this large Bavarian diocese.
Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Paul VI in the consistory of 27 June 1977, of the Titles of the Suburbicarian Church of Velletri-Segni (5 April 1993) and Suburbicarian Church of Ostia (30 November 2002).
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 The new Pope Benedict XVI | Photos
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a longtime guardian of doctrinal orthodoxy, was elected the new pope Tuesday evening in the first conclave of the new millennium.
Ratzinger, the first German pope in centuries, served John Paul II since 1981 as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Pope John Paul II made his final journey across St. Peter Square
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 Four Myths About Pope Benedict XVI
By all counts, he was a very unenthusiastic member — indeed, his family had been outspoken in their opposition to Nazism, to the point where they actually had to move to a different town out of safety concerns.
When the pope turned 16, he was drafted into the German army to serve with an anti-aircraft unit.
In the end, the pope's sole mistake was being born in the wrong nation at the wrong time.
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 Discussion Forums and Boomer WEBlogs > Pope Benedict XVI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
I wish the new Pope good health, strength and the wisdom to help all Christians find their way back to our traditional truths: Truths that are not negotiable simply to win the approval of contemporary opinon makers.
Benedict VI was in and out of office three times.
It certainly means that the Pope will actively work to conserve Catholic teaching as he and his church feel it has been revealed to them by the presence of the Spirit.
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 Pope Benedict XVI steps up as Pope - Flyer - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
A new pope, Lord Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger from the Holy Roman Church, is the new pope.
Benedict", others are silent trying to absorb the meaning of the election of Cardinal Ratzinger as pope, for he has been known to some as 'cardinal no, enforcer of Church Doctrine.'
Pope Benedict XVI has formerly held various offices in the Vatican.
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 Canadian Jewish News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
But before we jump to the conclusion that Pope Benedict dislikes Jews — after all, membership in the Hitler Youth was at the time compulsory — let us examine a more likely explanation for his unfortunate remarks.
Pope Pius XII, fully aware of the mass murder of millions of Jews as it was taking place, never publicly uttered a word of condemnation.
The rebirth of a Jewish state in the land of Jesus is inconsistent with the theological chauvinism of Benedict XVI.
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 The Pope Benedict XVI Fan Club: Benedict Online
On the Way to Jesus Christ is a series of meditations that Pope Benedict XVI wrote while he was Prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.
In chapters on the history and destiny of human life, Benedict XVI covers such topics as the dangers of secularism, the meaning of truth in a pluralistic world, morality, and the Christian basis for hope.
Thought of Pope Benedict XVI: An Introduction to the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger, by Fr.
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 The Pope Blog: Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI Urges for Reconciliation in Rwanda
Pope Benedict XVI has expressed his condolences to victims of hurricane Katrina.
In a telegram message sent yesterday from the Vatican, the Pope said that he was "deeply saddened" and promised his prayers for all those affected by the storm that violently struck the southeastern United States beginning Monday morning.
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 The New Pope Benedict XVI » 2005 » April   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Francis Cardinal Arinze (born November 1, 1932) is a leading African archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church and Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in the Roman Curia.
Arinze is one of the principal advisors to Pope John Paul II and is widely considered to be a possible successor to the papacy.
Pope John Paul II was greatly impressed with the leadership of Cardinal Arinze and on 1 October 2002, he became Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
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Acting under the influence of Sicco (see BENEDICT VI), the Roman clergy and people elected to succeed Benedict VI another Benedict, Bishop of Sutri, a Roman and the son of David (October, 974).
His authority was opposed by Boniface VII, and, though the antipope himself was forced to fly, his party followed fiercely in his footsteps and compelled Benedict to call upon Otho II for help.
Firmly established on his throne by the emperor, he showed himself both desirous of checking the tide of simony which was rising high in the Church, and of advancing the cause of monasticism, which then meant that of civilization.
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 pope Benedict 16 news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Holy father Benedict XVI, was chosen Pope of the Catholic church on April 19, 2005
At the time of the 2005 conclave, he was one of only 14 remaining cardinals appointed by Paul VI, and one of only three of those under the age of 80 and so eligible to participate.
On November 25, 1981 Pope John Paul II named Ratzinger prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, formerly known as the Holy Office of the Inquisition, which was renamed in 1908 by Pope Pius X. pope Benedict 16 news >> web resources
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