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Papa BENEDICTUS Sextus Decimus was born on April 16th, 1927; as of today he is 87 years old. His hometown is Marktl, Germany; he was elected Pope on April 19th, 2005. From 2002 until his election as pope, he was also Dean of the College of Cardinals, and as such, the primus inter pares among the cardinals. Prior to becoming pope, he was "a major figure on the Vatican stage for a quarter of a century"; he had an influence "second to none when it came to setting church priorities and directions" as one of John Paul II's closest confidants. The Pope's birth name is...

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Papa Franciscus was born on December 17, 1936; as of today he is 77 years old. His hometown is Flores in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina; he was elected as the new pope on March 13, 2013. He selected his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Saint Francis of Assisi was proclaimed Saint on July 16, 1228 and is knows as the patron saint of animals and the environment. The Pope's birth name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. First Pope to be born outside of Europe since Gregory III First Pope from the Americas - The New...

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