Pope Benedict XVI succeeded John Paul II as leader of the Catholic Church on 19 April 2005, and remained pope until his stunning resignation announcement in 2013. Born Joseph Ratzinger, the future pope was raised in Bavaria and entered seminary in 1939. H...
Name at Birth:
April 16, 1927 (age
Marktl Am Inn, Germany
Pope Benedict XV (Latin: Benedictus XV; Italian: Benedetto XV) born Giacomo
Paolo Giovanni Battista della Chiesa, (21 November 1854 – 22 January 1922), ...
Jul 19, 2014 ... Pope Benedict XV was archbishop of Bologna, Italy, in June 1914 when the pistol
shots of a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo murdered Austrian ...
On this day in History, Pope Benedict XV named to papacy on Sep 03, 1914.
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Jul 31, 2014 ... The Great War and Pope Benedict XV (4194). Church historian discusses the
papacy, political climate at the time of 'the war to end all wars.'.
Namesake - Pope Benedict XV. Giacomo della Chiesa was born, 21 November
1854, to a noble family in Pegli, Italy. He studied law at the Royal University of ...
Pope Benedict XV, formerly Giacomo della Chiesa, (1854-1922) was elected to
the ... A man with renowned diplomatic talents, Benedict found his abilities - and ...
Sep 3, 2014 ... Despite a biography title labeling him the “Unknown Pope,” Benedict XV had a
tremendous impact on life of the Church, and his legacy of ...
Jul 19, 2015 ... Benedict XV, original name Giacomo Della Chiesa (born Nov. 21, 1854, Pegli,
Kingdom of Sardinia—died Jan. 22, 1922, Rome), pope from ...
By this time the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XV, who had been in the diplomatic
service of ... The Pope wrote of his plea for peace in a letter dated May 5, 1917:.