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Curriculum Vitae

  1927 Birth and baptism of Josef Alois Ratzinger in Marktl am Inn
  1929 Change of residence to Tittmoning
  1932 First school years in Aschau am Inn; overshadowed by the signs of the Third Reich
  1937-1943 Attendance at the grammar school in the Traunstein Seminar
  1943-1945 War service (Anti-aircraft gun assistant in Munich, work service and infantry barracks in Traunstein) and captivity in Bad Aibling and Ulm
  1946-1951 Study of Philosophy and Theology in Freising and Munich
  29.06.1951
Ordination to the priesthood in Traunstein
  1951-1952
Chaplain in München-Bogenhausen (Pfarrei Hl. Blut)
  1952-1954 Docent in the Archiepiscopal Clerical Seminar Freising
  1954-1957
Docent for Dogmatics and Fundamental Theology at the Philosophical-Theological High School Freising
  1959-1963
Professor for Fundamental Theology in Bonn
  1959 Death of his father
  1963
Death of his mother
  1962-1965 Official Council Theologian (Peritus) of the Second Vatican Council
  1963-1966 Professor for Dogmatics in Muenster
  1969 Appointment to the Papal Theologians
  1969-1976 Residence in Regensburg
  1976-1977 Vice-President of Regensburg University
  1977 Appointment as Archbishop of Munich and Freising on 25 March   Episcopal ordination on 28 May in Munich   Appointment as Cardinal on 27 June   Appointment as Honorary Professor at Regensburg University
  1978 Participation in the Conclave of 25 and 26 August that chose das John-Paul I.
  1981 Appointed by John-Paul II. as Prefect of the Congregation of Faith, the Pontifical Biblical Commission and the International Theological Commission
  15.02.1982 Renunciation of pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising
  19.05.1986 Joseph Ratzinger visits his place of birth, Marktl am Inn
  1986-1992
Head of the Pontifical Commission
  1993
Promoted on 5 April by the Pope to the rank of Cardinal-Bishop, he was allocated the suburbicarian seat of Velletri-Segni
  1997 On the occasion of his 70th birthday, on the 13th of July he was conferred with the honorary citizenship of the market town Marktl-am-Inn
  1998 Confirmation of election to Vice-Dean of the College of Cardinals  by Pope John-Paul II. on the 9th of November 1998
  1999
As the special envoy of the Pope, participation in the celebration of the establishment of the Diocese of Paderborn 1200-years ago
  13.11.2000
Honorary member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
  2002 Elected Dean of the College of Cardinals
  08.04.2005

Cardinal Ratzinger conducts the requiem for the late Pope John Paul II Opening of the Conclave with the service "Pro eligendo Papa"

  19. 04. 2005

Joseph Ratzinger elected to be Pope. He gives himself the name "Benedict XVI."