Pope Benedict XVI was born on April 16, 1927, in Bavaria, Germany
Background and Early Life of Pope Benedict XVI:
Pope Benedict XVI started out as a progressive priest and was a liberal theologian during the Second Vatican Council. After the student riots during 1968, however, he began a sharp turn to the right. He served as John Paul II’s theological advisor for most of his pontificate and has been a leading force behind efforts to repress liberal, progressive voices.
Previous Calling of Pope Benedict XVI:
Under Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI led the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, formerly known as the Inquisition. He was Dean of the College of Cardinals, the body that elects the pope.
Theology of Pope Benedict XVI:
Pope Benedict XVI may be the best known cardinal in the world, in large part because of his consistent defense of the most conservative and traditionalist positions.
Assessment of Pope Benedict XVI:
Pope Benedict XVI is wildly popular among conservatives, but just as unpopular among liberals. The election of Pope Benedict XVI represents a strong vote in favor of conservatism, traditionalism, and a continued fight against the modern world.
This LiveJournal is not really Pope Benedict XVI, because we all know The Pope wouldn't have a LiveJournal. It is, however, a "fan page" created by another LiveJournal user.