Today's birthday: Pope Benedict XVI, 85 years old

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Monday, Apr 16 2012 by

Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus PP. XVI; Italian: Benedetto XVI; German: Benedikt XVI.; born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger on 16 April 1927) is the 265th and current Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the Sovereign of the Vatican City State and the leader of the Catholic Church, which includes the Latin Church and the twenty-two sui iuris Eastern Catholic Churches.

Pope Benedict XVI's birthhouse (Google Maps)
Pope Benedict XVI's birthhouse
Pope Benedict XVI (StreetView)
Pope Benedict XVI