Pope Benedict XVI, who served as leader of the Catholic Church from 2005 to 2013, has passed away at the age of 95. Pope Benedict was a deeply conservative pontiff who was known for his traditional values and his efforts to strengthen the faith of Catholics around the world. He was also a respected and influential figure in the Church, and worked tirelessly to promote peace and understanding among people of different faiths and cultures. Despite facing criticism and scandal during his papacy, Pope Benedict will be remembered as a strong and dedicated leader who left a lasting impact on the Church.

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