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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The word emeritus means you're not in the job anymore[edit]

To Peter K Burian: Please re-read your sources. Benedict has not been pope for years; Pope Francis accepted the resignation. NPR, for example, says "Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl". I understand you made a mistake. If you do this again, I'm going to use a template to get your attention. Chris Troutman (talk) 20:02, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

  • Yeah. Benedict XVI is not pope. If you found a source that says he accepted the resignation, it’s wrong and we could show 30 more proving it was Francis. TonyBallioni (talk) 20:05, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
    • The source he used was in fact NPR, which stated that Francis accepted the resignation, not Benedict. The only mention of Benedict was that he appointed Wuerl to his position as archbishop. -- Willthacheerleader18 (talk) 20:12, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Of course, Francis is the pope now; I had a mental block today and I am Roman Catholic. Fixed it. One word in that paragraph was a mistake. Would it not have made sense to change that word instead of deleting the entire paragraph? Peter K Burian (talk) 20:39, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

@Peter K Burian: So if nothing in that content has to do with the subject, why are you including it? Chris Troutman (talk) 20:42, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
Because the allegations of coverups occurred during Benedict's papacy and he had appointed the Cardinal. But OK, I agree the content makes more sense in the Pope Francis article. Peter K Burian (talk) 20:43, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
I reverted it. Inclusion of this clearly is controversial and would need talk page consensus. TonyBallioni (talk) 20:45, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Unsourced category[edit]

Please remove Category:Theistic evolutionists. There is nothing in the article which even mentions evolution, let alone the "theistic" variety of it. Per WP:CATV, all categories must be described in the article body and backed with a reliable secondary source. 2600:8800:1880:188:5604:A6FF:FE38:4B26 (talk) 22:32, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

See Catholic Church and evolution#Pope Benedict XVI. -- Willthacheerleader18 (talk) 23:54, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
That is irrelevant; WP:CATV requires that it be documented IN THE ARTICLE, with a RELIABLE SOURCE. It is not. If you care to add the information to this article, then the category can stay. Up to you! 2600:8800:1880:188:5604:A6FF:FE38:4B26 (talk) 01:54, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
This seems to be of more importance to you than it does to me and my editing. If I have time this week I will get to it. -- Willthacheerleader18 (talk) 05:41, 21 November 2018 (UTC)
 Done This is a WP:BLP and sources are required for all statements in the article (especially for potentially controversial statements). I've removed the category with no prejudice to readdition when some content is added with some sources. Izno (talk) 19:19, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Pope Emeritus title[edit]

In the lede, we read that The Vatican bestowed on him the title pope emeritus shortly after his resignation. This is not what the National Catholic Register article says - and it's canonically impossible. What happened is that Benedict chose this title for himself, and it was announced by his spokesman two days before Benedict's resignation took effect. Also, as the lede is meant to summarize article contents, a corrected statement should be duplicated in the appropriate section of the body. Thanks. 2600:8800:1880:9A3:5604:A6FF:FE38:4B26 (talk) 07:25, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Edit request, 15 January 2019[edit]

  • Please change The Vatican bestowed on him the title pope emeritus shortly after his resignation. to:
  • Benedict chose to be known by the title "pope emeritus" upon his resignation. 2600:8800:1880:9A3:5604:A6FF:FE38:4B26 (talk) 17:47, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. DannyS712 (talk) 17:49, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
The source is already provided. The current incorrect assertion does not match the source information. 2600:8800:1880:9A3:5604:A6FF:FE38:4B26 (talk) 17:55, 15 January 2019 (UTC)