HABEMUS PAPAM !!!!

            

 

Biography of Pope Benedict XVI

 

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus PP. XVI), born Joseph Alois Ratzinger on April 16, 1927 in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany, was elected the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church on April 19, 2005. By virtue of his new office, he is the Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He will be formally installed as the new pontiff during the Mass of Papal Installation on April 24, 2005, although he officially became pope and Bishop of Rome the moment he accepted his election in the conclave.

The newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, was one of the most powerful men in the Vatican under Pope John Paul II.
He was ordained a priest in 1951. In 1953, he received his doctorate in theology.In March 1977, he was named archbishop of Munich and Freising by Pope Paul VI.  He became dean of the College of Cardinals in November 2002 and in that role called the cardinals to Rome for the conclave that elected him the 265th pope.

 

 

           

Long Live the Pope! His praises sound

Again and yet again: His rule is over space and time:

His throne the heart of men: All hail! The Shepherd King of Rome,

The Theme of loving song:

Let all the earth his glory sing And heavín the strain prolong.

Let all the earth his glory sing And heavín the strain prolong.

Beleaguered by the foes of earth,

Beset by hosts of hell, He guards the loyal flock of Christ,

A watchful sentinel; And yet, amid the din and strife,

The clash of mace and sword,

He bears alone the Shepherd Staff, The champion of the Lord.

He bears alone the Shepherd Staff, The champion of the Lord.

His signet is the fishermanís No scepter does he bear

In meek and lowly majesty He rules from Peterís chair

And yet from every tribe and tongue

From every clime and zone

One Billion Catholic voices sound The glory of his throne.

One Billion Catholic voices sound The glory of his throne.

Then raise the chant, With heart and voice,

In Church, the world or home: "Long live the Shepherd of the Flock!

Long live the Pope of Rome!" Almighty Father bless his work,

Protect him in his ways,

Receive his prayer, fulfill his hopes, and grant him length of days!

Receive his prayer, fulfill his hopes, And grant him length of days!