Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Pope Benedict XVI to Resign From Papacy

By Bloomberg - 2013-02-11T19:08:35Z

Photograph by Janek Skarzynski/AFP via Getty Images

Company Symbol % Change
5 of 11

Pilgrimage to Auschwitz

A traditionalist, Benedict succeeded John Paul II on April 19, 2005 after spending a quarter-century as the enforcer of doctrine in an office formerly known as the Inquisition. A scholar, Benedict spent years penning by hand his philosophical take on the life of Jesus Christ in a three-volume book. He was an enemy of moral relativism and considered it his main job to resist some of the changes sweeping modern society.

Left, Pope Benedict XVI walks through the entrance of the Auschwitz concentration camp near Oswiecim, Poland, on May 28, 2006.

Advertisement