Images: Ratzinger becomes Pope Benedict XVI

POSTED: 12:00 AM Feb 11 2013

Choosing the name Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger is elected pope on April 19, 2005.

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On the first conclave of the new millennium, white smoke billows from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel.

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