81 Years Ago Today
Posted by james0235 on April 16, 2008
81 years ago today Joseph Alois Ratzinger was born in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany. He was baptized that same day. Ratzinger was ordained a Deacon on October 29, 1950 by Bishop Johannes Baptist Neuhäusler. He was ordained to the Priesthood on June 29, 1951 by Michael Cardinal von Faulhaber. He was consecrated a Bishop by Bishop Josef Stangl on May 28, 1977. And he was created a Cardinal by Pope Paul VI on June 27, 1977.
Since his election on April 19, 2005 Joseph Ratzinger has gloriously reigned as Pope Benedict XVI.
Happy Birthday, Holy Father!