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  Pope Benedict XV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arms of Pope Benedict XV Della Chiesa was born at Pegli, a suburb of Genoa, Italy, of noble family, the son of Marchese Giuseppe della Chiesa.
Benedict XV also promulgated a new Code of Canon Law in 1917 and attempted to improve relations with the anticlerical Republican government of France by canonising the French national heroine Saint Joan of Arc.
Although one of the less remembered Popes of the twentieth century, Benedict XV was unique in his humane approach in the world of 1914–1918, which starkly contrasts with that of the other great monarchs and leaders of the time.
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 Pope Benedict XV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Arms of Benedict XV Della Chiesa was born in Genoa, Italy, of a noble family.
Benedict also promulgated a new Code of Canon Law in 1917 and attempted to improve relations with the anticlerical Republican government of France by canonising the French national heroine Joan of Arc.
Although one of the less remembered Popes of the twentieth century, he was unique in his humane approach in the world of 1914-1918, which starkly contrasts with that of the other great monarchs and leaders of the time.
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 Pope Benedict XV: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Biography – Pope Benedict XV – The Papal Library
Benedict XV's reign was an overture to the reigns of Pius XI and Pius XII.
Benedict was in the line of social awareness stretching from Leo XIII to Pius XI and Pius XII.
Benedict promulgated the new code of canon law largely prepared during the reign of Pius X.
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 Pope Benedict XV -Welcome to The Crossroads Initiative
Pope Benedict, of course, maintained a position of strict neutrality throughout this "war to end all wars." His protests against the use of poison gas displeased both sides.
As regards his legacy to the Church, Pope Benedict XV was the first to gather together all the various laws of the Church into a unified, comprehensive Code of Canon Law which was not revised until the time of Pope John Paul II.
Benedict XV was also zealous in his work to foster unity among all Christians, particularly between the Catholic Church and the various Eastern Orthodox Churches.
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 New Catholic Dictionary: Benedict XV, Pope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pope Benedict XV (Giacomo della Chiesa) (1914-1922) Born Pegli, Italy, 1854; died Rome, Italy.
Benedict promulgated the new Code of Canon Law, established the Coptic College at Rome, enlarged the foreign mission field, and in his first Encyclical condemned errors in modern philosophical systems.
He denounced the violation of Belgium and gave freely to the victims of the war, widows, orphans, and wounded, and established a bureau of communication for prisoners of war with their relatives.
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 Office for Mission Effectiveness
The namesake of Benedict XVI, Benedict XV was pope during the period of World War I, an conflict which produced unheard of death and devastation in Europe and which fundamentally shattered many people's faith in modern science, rationality and modernity in general.
Benedict himself was rendered largely inconsequential during the war - although he pursued neutrality even while he condemned atrocities, his peace proposals were generally rejected and when the final peace settlement was being negotiated, he was given no role at all.
Benedict was also active in the effort to unify all of Christianity under a single leadership (namely, the pope's).
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 Why Cardinal Ratzinger chose the name Pope Benedict XVI -Welcome to The Crossroads Initiative
This Benedict, born in the 5th century in Nursia, an area of Italy, fled the decadent urban life of Rome to seek a life of solitude in the country.
It is clear that Pope Benedict XVI is dedicated to gathering around himself a band of disciples who, through prayer and hard work, will lead to the re-Christianization of Europe and to the carrying of the gospel to lands that have not yet heard it.
Pope Benedict XV also undertook vigorous efforts to heal the wounds of religious struggle between Christians, calling for Christian unity and launching initiatives especially to lead to greater understanding between Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics.
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 Catholic World News : Benedict: What's in a name?
The successor to Pope Pius X, now a canonized saint, Pope Benedict XV is remembered today primarily for having promulgated the first complete Code of Canon Law in 1917; the code remained in force until it was supplanted by the new Code approved by the late Pope John Paul II (bio - news) in 1983.
Pope Benedict XV was much less successful in his valiant but fruitless efforts to promote a peaceful resolution of the conflicts that begot World War I. In the history of the papacy, only John has been chosen more times (23) than Benedict as the name by which a new Pope will be known.
Benedict XV was not ashamed of Pius X. Both Benedicts were very, very big on the rule of law and its enforcement.
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 Boston.com / News / Special reports / Pope John Paul II, 1920-2005 / A new pope / pope_benedict_xv
Although Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, is known for his clashes with more liberal theologians at home in Germany, he follows a papal peace-maker in the selection of his namesake.
Benedict XV died in 1922 and was succeeded by Pius XI.
As Pope Benedict XV, Giacomo della Chiesa was a peace-maker.
www.boston.com /news/specials/pope/next_pope/pope_benedict_xv   (257 words)

 Pope Benedict XV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pope Benedict XV was Bishop of Rome from 1914 to 1922.
Pope Benedict insisted that the division of society into classes was natural and was willed by God.
Benedict was a true "Pontiff of Peace." Elected as Europe plunged into the First World War, he had a clear vision of the role of the Christian peacemaker.
www.shc.edu /theolibrary/resources/popes_ben15.htm   (337 words)

 Pope Benedict XV 6A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pope Benedict was born to the Italian nobility.
Before he became pope he was the Vatican Secretary of State in 1901, he was also the Archbishop of Bologna in 1907.
This pope expended most of his energy and strength in trying to convince the heads of state and governments to put down their arms and meet at a negotiating table to resolve Europe's problems peacefully.
www.sjy.org /Technology/POPES/pope_benedict_xv_6a.htm   (347 words)

 BENEDICT XV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
BENEDICT XV With battle smoke hanging heavy over Flanders fields and Carpathian Mountains, the Cardinals realized that the next pope should be a diplomat.
Benedict constantly pleaded for peace, but not until 1917 did he judge the time ripe for a formal attempt to mediate between the Powers.
Benedict urged Wilson to use his great influence for a just peace, but the Pope expressed disappointment at the results of the Paris Peace Conference.
www.cfpeople.org /Books/Pope/POPEp256.htm   (491 words)

 Monument to Benedict XV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The pope was unhesitating in his condemnation of the First World War, against which he courageously made eight pronouncements and which he declared to be 'degrading' to mankind.
Benedict died unexpectedly early, at the age of 67, of influenza which developed into pneumonia.
The work, created with an extensive use of multicolored marbles, is directly inspired by the tragic wartime events that Pope Benedict XV fought against in vain and who then used all his authority and diplomacy to alleviate the suffering of humanity.
stpetersbasilica.org /Monuments/BenedictXV/BenedictXV.htm   (524 words)

 Pope Benedict XVI Starts His Papacy
The new pope said his inaugural Mass was not the moment to present "a program of governance," but rather a time to promise to try be a good shepherd to Christ's flock, to rescue those who are lost, to help the poor and to build unity among all believers in Christ.
The new pope asked for the prayers of the entire church that he would grow in his love for the Lord and for the members of the church and prayers that he would be strong in the face of those who threaten the church.
Pope Benedict was to meet April 25 with the delegations from the other Christian churches and from other religions.
www.americancatholic.org /news/BenedictXVI   (1317 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | A new Benedict enters the Vatican
In choosing Benedict - which means "blessed" in Latin - Joseph Ratzinger told cardinals at the conclave that it was a homage to the last Benedict whose pontificate covered World War I. Italian-born Benedict XV is best remembered for his diplomatic efforts to end the conflict and his adroit leadership during a difficult period.
Benedict IX (1032-1045), who appears to have assumed the papacy at the age of 12.
Benedict is one of a number of papal names of holy origin such as Clement, Innocent, and Pius.
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 New pope picks name of pacifist during WWI
But in choosing Benedict, which was last used by a World War I-era pope widely seen as a moderating influence in turbulent times, the man formerly known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is going against his reputation as a rigid defender of church doctrine.
Benedict XV tried hard to maintain neutrality, offering to be a mediator during the conflict and putting forward a detailed peace plan.
Church historians note that Benedict XV also slowed down investigations of modernist church theologians that had been rigorously pursued by his immediate predecessor, Pope Pius X. "He basically called off the dogs by stopping the investigations of various theologians," said Sally Vance-Trembath, a professor of theology at the University of San Francisco.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/04/20/MNG24CBSIV1.DTL   (632 words)

 iranian.com: Iqbal Latif, Cardinal Ratzinger, New Pope Benedict XV
Pope Benedict XV (Reign: 1914-1922) Mariano Cardinal Rampolla was a friend and patron, employing him as a secretary on being posted to Madrid and subsequently upon being appointed Secretary of State.
Benedict XV died of pneumonia at the age of 67 in 1922.
Although one of the less remembered Popes of the twentieth century, he deserves commendation for his humane approach in the world of 1914-1918, which starkly contrasts with that of the other great monarchs and leaders of the time.
www.iranian.com /IqbalLatif/2005/April/Pope   (998 words)

 THE UNKNOWN POPE: BENEDICT XV (1914-1922) AND THE PURSUIT OF PEACE.(Review) (book reviews) - National Catholic Reporter ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Before the present work there were only two short-lived biographies of Benedict XV in English, one in 1940, the other in 1959.
Benedict's eight-year reign was marked by the cataclysm of World War I, the establishment of communism in Russia, and the Versailles Peace Treaty, which contained the seeds of yet another world conflagration.
Benedict was a typical ecclesiastical bureaucrat of his day.
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 Pope Benedict XV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Benedict XV was called "Piccoletto" or "Tiny" because he was so short that not a single existing papal robe fit him.
By his death in 1922, Benedict XV had been replaced with the nick name "The Peace Pope."This Pope obtained his doctorate in civil law before he was ordained.
Benedict XV was pope during the period of World War I, a conflict which produced unheard of death and devastation in Europe.
www.sjy.org /Technology/POPES/popebenedictxv.html   (441 words)

 Catholic World News : At first public audience, Pope Benedict explains name
Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) also announced that he would continue the pattern set by Pope John Paul II (bio - news), delivering a brief catechetical address at each weekly public audience.
Explaining his choice of the name "Benedict," the Pontiff referred to his predecessor Pope Benedict XV, "a true and courageous prophet of peace," who sought first to avert World War I and later to limit the slaughter.
During his audience, Pope Benedict was accompanied by the prefect of the pontifical household, Archbishop James Harvey, and by Father Georg Ganswein, who had served as his private secretary while he was prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=36802   (644 words)

 First World War.com - Who's Who - Pope Benedict XV
Pope Benedict XV, formerly Giacomo della Chiesa, (1854-1922) was elected to the papacy on 3 September following the death of Pius X on 20 August, having served as a cardinal since May 1914.
A man with renowned diplomatic talents, Benedict found his abilities - and unique position as a religious emissary of peace - ignored by the belligerent powers.
Consequently, the publication of Benedict's proposed seven-point Peace Note of August 1917 was roundly ignored by all parties except Austria-Hungary.
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/popebenedict.htm   (170 words)

 German Cardinal Ratzinger Elected: Pope Benedict XVI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Benedict XV, who reigned from 1914 to 1922, was a moderate following Pius X, who had implemented a sharp crackdown against doctrinal "modernism." He reigned during World War I and was credited with settling animosity between traditionalists and modernists, and dreamed of reunion with Orthodox Christians.
Benedict comes from the Latin for "blessing" and is one of a number of papal names of holy origin such as Clement ("mercy"), Innocent ("hopeful" as well as "innocent") and Pius ("pious").
Benedict XVI decided to spend the night at the Vatican hotel, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, and to dine with the cardinals, said Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/04/19/pope19.TMP   (1040 words)

 Pope Benedict XV Demands World Peace (May 5, 1917)
By this time the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XV, who had been in the diplomatic service of the Vatican, had exhausted all of the natural means in his power to bring about peace, but to no avail.
To Mary, then, who is the Mother of Mercy and omnipotent by grace, let loving and devout appeal go up from every corner of the earth – from noble temples and tiniest chapels, from royal palaces and mansions of the rich as from the poorest hut – from blood-drenched plains and seas.
Let it bear to Her the anguished cry of mothers and wives, the wailing of innocent little ones, the sighs of every generous heart: that Her most tender and benign solicitude may be moved and the peace we ask for be obtained for our agitated world.
www.fatima.org /essentials/facts/PopeBenXV.asp   (527 words)

 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Pope Benedict XV's Peace Note of 1 August 1917
On 1 August 1917 Pope Benedict XV issued a seven-point peace plan to each of the belligerent nations.
As a consequence of the 1915 Treaty of London the Allied powers had secretly undertaken (with Italy) to disregard Papal peace initiatives made with regard to the Central Powers.
Benedict's role therefore as a mediator in the war was marginal at best; his earlier suggestion of a general Christmas truce in 1914 was similarly ignored by the Allies (although initially considered with approval by Germany).
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