I think he deserves a lot of credit for advancing inter-religious links the world over between JudaismChristianity and Islam.
Retrieved 12 February He was promoted within the College of Cardinals to become Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni in and was made the college's vice-dean in and dean in This became a subject of controversy during the sex abuse cases. InRatzinger helped found the theological journal Communio, which became one of the most important journals of Catholic thought.
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Archived from the original on 28 February Retrieved 17 July That same year, to foster relations and understanding between religions, Benedict addressed the first Catholic-Muslim Forum, a three-day conference of Catholic theologians and Islamic scholars. During this period, he participated in the Second Vatican Council — and served as a peritus theological consultant to Cardinal Frings of Cologne. In , he suggested that the Augsburg Confession might possibly be recognised as a Catholic statement of faith. He has worked tirelessly to strengthen Britain's relations with the Holy See. Archived from the original on 6 August Pope Benedict XVI was not forced into taking that decision. Once again, his central idea is that only truth — clearly defined, robustly proclaimed, and, when necessary, unabashedly defended, as he suggests John Paul II did with his encyclical Veritatis splendor — sets limits to the evils sinful human beings are capable of inflicting on one another. Announcement[ edit ] Benedict announced in February that, due to his advanced age, he would step down. Ratzinger became a professor at the University of Bonn in
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Archived from the original on 12 February He was captured by American soldiers and held as a prisoner of war for several months.
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