Year of Youth 2018

10 Years Since the Election of Benedict XVI

Last edited 14th April 2015

On 19 April 2005, Joseph Ratzinger became the 265th successor of St. Peter, taking the Pope Benedict XVI. With just four ballots, it was one of the fastest conclaves in history. As we approach 10 years since his election, let us pray for Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

"Dear brothers and sisters after the great Pope, John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me, a simple and humble worker in the Lord's vineyard. The fact that the Lord can work and act even with insufficient means consoles me, and above all, I entrust myself to your prayers.” Benedict XVI, 19 April 2005

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