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The '''Pope''' is the leader of the [[Catholic church]], and is thought by his followers to be [[infallible]] when speaking ''[[wikipedia:ex cathedra|ex cathedra]]'' — that is, when giving an official pronouncement on a matter of [[doctrine]].
 
  
The current pope, elected on April 19, 2005, is '''[[Pope Benedict XVI]]''', formerly [[Cardinal]] Joseph Ratzinger. The previous pope was [[Pope John Paul II]], who died on April 2, 2005.
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The '''Pope''' is the leader of the [[Catholic church]], and is thought by his followers to be [[infallible]] when speaking ''[[ex cathedra]]'' — that is, when giving an official pronouncement on a matter of [[doctrine]].
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The current pope, elected on April 19, 2005, is '''[[Pope Benedict XVI]]''', formerly [[Cardinal]] [[Joseph Ratzinger]].
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==Recent popes==
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{{wikipedia|List of popes}}
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Popes who reigned in the 20th century include:
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* [[Pope Pius X]] (4 August 1903 - 20 August 1914)
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* [[Pope Benedict XV]] (3 September 1914 - 22 January 1922)
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* [[Pope Pius XI]] (6 February 1922 - 10 February 1939)
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* [[Pope Pius XII]] (2 March 1939 - 9 October 1958)
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* [[Pope John XXIII]] (28 October 1958 - 3 June 1963)
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* [[Pope Paul VI]] (21 June 1963 - 6 August 1978)
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* [[Pope John Paul I]] (26 August 1978 - 28 September 1978)
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* [[Pope John Paul II]] (16 October 1978 - 2 April 2005)
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* [[Pope Benedict XVI]] (19 April 2005 - present)
  
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The Pope is the leader of the Catholic church, and is thought by his followers to be infallible when speaking ex cathedra — that is, when giving an official pronouncement on a matter of doctrine.

The current pope, elected on April 19, 2005, is Pope Benedict XVI, formerly Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

Recent popes

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For more information, see the Wikipedia article:

Popes who reigned in the 20th century include:

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