Details: This poster shows Pope Benedictus XVI in a red robe as he is waving. At the top it says Benedictus XVI. Joseph Ratzinger .
Pope Benedict XVI (born Joseph Alois Ratzinger on 16 April 1927) is the 265th and reigning Pope, the spiritual head of the Catholic Church, and as such, Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave. He succeeded Pope John Paul II, who died on 2 April 2005. Benedict XVI is a well-known Catholic theologian and a prolific author, a defender of traditional Catholic doctrine and values.