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Ten Years Since the Election of Pope Benedict XVI

Last edited 19th April 2015

Ten Years Since the Election of Pope Benedict XVI

On April 19, 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected pope after the conclave's fourth round of voting. The Chilean cardinal Jorge Medina Estévez maintained suspense while greeting the crowd in several languages, before the traditional "Habemus Papam.” Finally, Pope Benedict XVI came out to the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at 7:00 p.m.


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