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Reviewing the papacy of Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI oversaw a short but difficult chapter in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, in which scandals emerged involving sexual abuse, interfaith relations and those close to the pope. DW reviews a selection of issues that dominated headlines during the outgoing pope's tenure.

International perspectives

Papal resignation


Vatileaks scandal

Abuse claims and the church

Holocaust Denial Affair

Controversial remarks

World Youth Day in Cologne, 2005

2005: Joseph Ratzinger becomes pope

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