2005
WORLD NEWS

Simple, humble worker' elected Pope

from CBC.ca archives | Tue, 19 Apr 2005

VATICAN CITY - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a conservative and longtime trusted adviser of John Paul II, has been elected the new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.

Ratzinger, 78, the first Germanic pope since the 11th century, has taken the name Benedict XVI.

He was to preside over a Mass on Wednesday morning in the Sistine Chapel and will be formally installed on Sunday at 4 a.m. EDT.

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The former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger greets the crowd as Pope Benedict XVI from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday (AP photo)

The former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger greets the crowd as Pope Benedict XVI from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday (AP photo)