Pope Benedict XVI
The first German-born pope in centuries has been hailed as a "formative figure" in the Catholic Church. Mourners gathered at Benedict's Bavarian birth village to pay their respects following his death at the age of 95.
21 Jan 2022
Former Pope Benedict XVI failed to act over four child abuse cases when he was archbishop of Munich, a German probe into the Catholic Church has alleged. ... But a new report into historical abuse allegations carried out by a German law firm incriminated the former pontiff.
20 Jun 2020
The 93-year-old Josef Ratzinger, formerly Pope Benedict XVI, unexpectedly flew to his native Bavaria to visit his older brother Georg Ratzinger. The older sibling had been linked with abuse in the Regensburg boys' choir.