Former Pope Benedict XVI died at the age of 95, leaving many to wonder how long he serve as Pope. Pope Benedict XVI Passed Away: How Long Did Pope Benedict Serve? and more find out below.
He died on Saturday at 9:34 in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican, according to the Vatican (December 31).
Pope Francis, who is now in office, declared Pope Benedict to be “very sick” on Wednesday. Pope Benedict’s health had been declining in recent weeks.
His cause of death, however, has not been revealed.
How Long Did Pope Benedict XVI Serve?
For almost eight years, Benedict served as pope. He was elected on April 19, 2005, and resigned on February 28, 2013.Followed by Pope John Paul II,
The former pope was the first pope to step down in more than 600 years. The last pope to resign before him was Gregory XII in 1415.
Benedict continued to live at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in Vatican City after his resignation and occasionally appeared in public with Francis.
When Pope Benedict XVI Stepped Down, How Old Was He?
When he resigned as head of the Catholic Church, the former pope was 85 years old. At 78, he was already the oldest pope ever elected when he assumed office.
In 1927, Benedict was born in Bavaria, Germany. Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger is his real name, but when he was elected pope, he opted to use Benedict and Pope Emeritus.
At 76 years old, Pope Francis, who is still the pope today, took over on March 13, 2013, making him only two years younger than his predecessor.
Reason for Pope Benedict XVI Resign or Why Did Pope Benedict Step Down
Reason for Pope Benedict XVI to Resign was in 2013 quoting his Statement below.
After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI Age When he Step Down
When he stepped down as head of the Catholic Church, the former Pope was 85 years old. At the time of his election, he was the oldest pope ever elected, at the age of 78.
Benedict was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1927. His full name is Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, but when he became Pope, he chose the titles Benedict and Pope Emeritus.
Pope Francis, who is still the Pope, succeeded him on March 13, 2013, at the age of 76, only two years younger than his predecessor.