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Encyclopedia > Saint Benedict (disambiguation)

There have been many Saints named Benedict, by far the most popular being Benedict of Nursia, founder of the Benedictine order. Others include: In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy. ... Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. ... See also Benedictine Confederation and Benedictine for other articles. ...

See also: Benedict Benedict of Aniane (aka Witiza; the Second Benedict) (c 747 - 11 February 821) is a saint born in France. ... Benedict Biscop (628?-690), also known as Biscop Baducing, English churchman, was born of a good Northumbrian family and was for a time a thegn of King Oswiu. ... Benedict II was pope from 684 to 685. ... Look up Benedict in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Benedict, from the Latin for blessed, is the name of many notable men. ...


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BIGpedia - Pope - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (3459 words)
The current pope is Benedict XVI (born Joseph Ratzinger), who was elected at the age of 78 on 19 April 2005.
In some quarters, it is felt that Benedict's election as pope is further evidence that the papacy is moving away from being an Italian-dominated institution.
At the end of the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, church bells were also rung to signal that a new pope had been chosen.
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