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Benedict XVI: Your global views
Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI
Thousands of readers from across the world have sent us their reaction to the new head of the Roman Catholic church.

German-born Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected head as the 265th successor to St Peter following the death of Pope John Paul II.

Click on the different links below to read a selection of their comments from each region.




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