• About this Collection --                        Papal Transition 2005 Web Archive

    About this Collection -- Papal Transit...

    On April 2, 2005, Pope John Paul II died at the age of 84; seventeen days later, on April 19, 2005, Pope Benedict XVI was elected the 265th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. The death of a presiding pope of the Catholic Church is an event that affects more than one billion Catholics worldwide and marks the departure of an influential world leader. ...

    • Date: 2005