Images: Ratzinger becomes Pope Benedict XVI

POSTED: 09:00 PM PST Feb 10, 2013 

Choosing the name Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected pope on April 19, 2005.

Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd at St. Peter's Square.
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Less than an hour after the bells started ringing, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany emerges onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.


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