Pope Benedict XVI through the years

Published: Feb 11 2013 11:10:46 AM EST   Updated On: Mar 13 2013 12:20:21 PM EDT

Look back at Pope Benedict XVI through the years.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger II
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Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was a fixture at the Vatican long before he was pope. Here, he shows  the publication of the papal encyclical Veritatis Splendor in 1993.

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