The Election of Pope Benedict XVI

Published: April 2005

On April 19, 2005, white smoke rose from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel and the bells of St. Peter’s tolled, signaling that 115 Roman Catholic cardinals had elected the 265th pope. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, 78, from Germany, took the name Pope Benedict XVI. Below are links to media websites that feature thoughts on the new pope from Boston College faculty. @BC will add more links as they become available.

This feature was posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 and is filed under Ideas.