Skip to comments.Pope Benedict becomes 6th oldest pontiff
Posted on 02/29/2012 9:16:43 AM PST by NYer
The ranking only looks at the popes elected since the year 1400, because there are no precise records that existed beforehand. This is according to Anura Guruge, who gathers papal statistics and is the creator of the web page "Popes and Papacy," on the history of the popes.
The popes that were older than Benedict XVI include Innocent XII and Pius XI, who both died at 85 years old, Clement X was 86, Clement XII lived to 87, and topping the list is Leo XIII, who served as pope until he was 93.
Despite being nearly 85 years old, the pontiff has maintained a busy schedule ever since his election in 2005.
However, he has recently made some changes, such as now receiving bishops in a group, and he now crosses St Peter's Basilica using a mobile platform to help him support his heavy robes.
Benedict XVI becomes the sixth oldest pope in history (Rome Reports)
Screenshot from the Rome Reports video
Thanks for the article about pope benedict. He will be visiting cuba and mexico in march. There’s a lot going on in march.perhaps this extra day leap year will allow us an extra day to spend in prayer. Let us pray march comes in like a lamb and stays that way. Jesus Mary and Joseph I love you save souls.
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