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Vatican Names New Chief of Troubled Bank

It said French financier Jean-Baptiste de Franssu will take over the helm of the financial institution, replacing Ernst von Freyberg - who was named to the post shortly before Pope Benedict's unexpected 2013 retirement. "I see this role as a mission," said ...

Brazil's World Cup Stadiums, Re-imagined as Housing Units

They’re the same guys who designed a hypothetical halo-shaped retirement home for Pope Benedict XVI back in 2013. Their newest idea imagines building tiny, affordable modular housing units inside World Cup stadiums, leaving the playing fields for locals ...

Vatican makes "new generation" cardinal head of key German archdiocese

Its financial strength and long history of theologians and leading Church personalities, including the now retired Pope Benedict, give it considerable influence in the Vatican. Cardinal Reinhard Marx, head of Germany's other powerful archdiocese ...

Vatican bank shakeup expected as pope mulls reform

The bank's current president, Ernst Von Freyberg, was appointed in February 2013 in one of Pope Benedict XVI's final acts in office. He has never been received in audience by Francis, who was elected on a mandate of financial and bureaucratic reform.

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Pope Benedict XVI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Pope Benedict XVI (on 16 April 1927) was pope of the Catholic Church, having served from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Benedict was elected on 19 ...

The Holy See - The Holy Father - Benedict XVI

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Benedictus XVI Joseph Ratzinger 19.IV.2005 - 28.II.2013 . Activities of the Holy Father: 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010. Photo Archive. Election, 19 April 2005

Pope Benedict XVI Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story ...

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Pope Benedict XVI was elected pope at age 78, making him the oldest person to win the papal election since 1730. Learn more at

Pope Benedict XVI | World news | The Guardian

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