Cardinal Ratzinger Hopes to Retire in 2002 - ZENIT - English: VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 11, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, announced that he hopes to retire next year at age 75.
He finally did. As Pope Benedict XVI. Seven years ago.
It was Pope St. John Paul II that asked him to stay on beyond 2002.
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