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Benedict XVI, Pope

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBenedict XVI, PopePope Benedict XVIBen·e·dict XVI, Pope /ˌbenədɪkt ðə sɪksˈtiːnθ/   (1927-) a German cardinal who was Pope from 2005 to 2013. He was known as a strong supporter of traditional Roman Catholic beliefs and values. He decided to stop being Pope because of his health, and he is the first Pope in more than 600 years to do this. His birth name is Joseph Alois Ratzinger.
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