A look back at Pope Benedict XVI

A look back at Pope Benedict XVI

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Marlena Jeffery, Govenor General Michael Jeffery, Pope Benedict XVI, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his wife Therese Rein pose for a photograph at Admiralty House in Sydney on Thursday, July 17, 2008.

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by WFAA

WFAA

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 8:22 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 5:21 PM

German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected April 19, 2005, to succeed Pope John Paul II. He was a close confidant of the late pontiff and fellow conservative.

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