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Pope Benedict XVI
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Sex:M
Age:83
Birth Date:April 16, 1927
Astrology Sign:Aries
Chinese Sign:Rabbit - Yin
Birth Name:Joseph Alois Ratzinger
Birth Place:Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany
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POPE BENEDICT XVI
Pope Benedict XVI

Biography:Pope Benedict XVI (born Joseph Alois Ratzinger (born April 16, 1927) is the 265th and reigning Pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, and sovereign of Vatican City State. He was elected on April 19, 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration Mass on April 24, 2005, and took possession of his cathedral, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, on May 7, 2005. Pope Benedict XVI has both German and Vatican citizenship.

One of the best-known theologians since the 1960s and a prolific author, he is viewed as a staunch defender of Catholic traditional doctrine and a steadfast advocate of Christian moral values and their importance in the survival of humanity. As a renowned theologian, he is considered to be conservative and a close ally of his predecessor, Pope John Paul II. He served as a professor at various German universities, and was a theological expert at the Second Vatican Council before becoming Archbishop of Munich and Freising and Cardinal. At the time of his election as Pope, he had been Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (curial heads lose their positions upon the death of a pope) and was Dean of the College of Cardinals.

During his papacy, Benedict XVI has particularly emphasized what he sees as a need for Europe to return to fundamental Christian values, in response to increasing de-Christianisation and secularisation in many developed countries. For this, he has identified relativism's denial of objective truth as the central problem of the faith and has taught about the crucial importance for the Catholic Church and humanity to contemplate God's love, and thus has reaffirmed the urgent "importance of prayer in the face of the activism and the growing secularism of many Christians engaged in charitable work."


Chinese Horoscope for Pope Benedict XVI
Includes characteristics and Vices
Pope Benedict XVI's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 02, 1927 - January 22, 1928
Birthday: April 16, 1927

The Rabbit is a Yin,
and is the Fourth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Tact
Finesse
Virtue
Prudence
Longevity
Ambition
Vices:
Secretiveness
Squeamishness
Pedantry
Dilettantism
Hypochondria
Complexity


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Pope Benedict XVI's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: April 16, 1927

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

Pope Benedict XVI's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: April 16, 1927

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Pope Benedict XVI's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: April 16, 2010

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

 

 

 

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