Pope Benedict XVI
The Bavarian Pope
A true Bavarian head of the Roman Catholic Church!
Elected as the 265th reigning pope on April, 19th, 2005, Pope Benedict has both the German and Vatican citizenship.
Joseph Ratzinger was born in Marktl am Inn in Bavaria in 1927 and still shows his appreciation for his home country. He is proud to be Bavarian.
On a visit to Bavaria in September 2006 he was celebrated by the masses as "their" pope finally came home.