Benedict XVI, Vatican's Traditionalist Enforcer, Steps Down
By: Sylvia Poggioli
February 10, 2013
The first German pope in a thousand years is a cold, distant intellectual who never served as a parish priest. Cardinal Ratzinger, the Vatican Enforcer, became Pope Benedict XVI. As successor to John Paul II, Benedict was never as beloved by the faithful but still attracted crowds matching those of his media-savvy predecessor.
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