Seminary students cheer as Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, speaks from a balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican after being elected by the conclave of cardinals April 2005 in Vatican City.
Saint Simplicius Papacy began 468 Papacy ended 10 March 483 Predecessor Hilarius Successor Felix III Personal details Birth name Simplicius Born ? Tivoli, Western Roman Empire Died 10 March 483 Rome, Kingdom of Odoacer Sainthood Feast day 10 March
The last time a pope resigned was in the century. Pope Benedict XI is a man of deep faith, strong convictions, and fortunately for us, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, a profound thinker and prolific writer.