Talk:Pope Benedict XVI

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Former good articlePope Benedict XVI was one of the Philosophy and religion good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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It is being mentioned that Ratzinger was once considered liberal. This claim should be debated as the term “liberal” does not quite fit well to Ratzinger, even to the young Ratzinger. He was “modern”, ok, but liberal? No! OnSpeech (talk) 16:01, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

OnSpeech, Wikipedia's core concept is verifiability, not truth. As Der Spiegel characterized his views this way, we are not in a position to do otherwise. For more information, see Wikipedia:Verifiability, not truth. TonyBallioni (talk) 16:07, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
Der Spiegel is a news magazine which is proud of its strong opinions. So what does it verify more than a journalist’s opinion. A solid religious book would be of another league. But Der Spiegel? Not really? Really? OnSpeech (talk) 16:47, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

"Pope Emeritus"[edit]

I believe this to be an entirely informal and unofficial title. If there's evidence of this title having some official usage, please speak up. My intention is to label "Emeritus" as an informal and unofficial title. patsw (talk) 23:18, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

It's the term used by the Vatican. I pretty much think they can decide what Benedict is called - certainly their use means it's not "unofficial", and you would need some actual secondary source to support your opinion that it's informal. [1] [2] [3] [4] - Nunh-huh 23:29, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the encouragement to research this. The Vatican assigned the title. It was not invented by the secular media. patsw (talk) 16:51, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

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Participate in the deletion discussion at the nomination page. Community Tech bot (talk) 01:06, 30 June 2018 (UTC)