Pope Benedict XVI
Born: 16 April 1927
Ordained Priest: 29 June 1951
Consecrated Bishop: 28 May 1977
Created Cardinal: 27 June 1977
Pope, Bishop of Rome, Successor of Peter and Vicar of Christ: 19 April 2005 – 28 February 2013
Died: 31 December 2022
God, Who, in Thine ineffable providence, didst will that Thy servant Benedict,
should be numbered among the high priests, grant, we beseech Thee,
that he, who on earth held the place of Thine only-begotten Son,
may be joined forevermore to the fellowship of Thy holy pontiffs.
Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.