The Pope Benedict XVI Fan Club

Welcome to the Pope Benedict XVI Fan Club! - Formerly known as the Cardinal Ratzinger Fan Club (founded in 2001) we are an online archive of news, articles and commentary for Joseph Ratzinger / Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Within this website you can read his biography, learn more about the resignation of Pope Benedict as leader of the Catholic Church on February 28, 2013, and the legacy he will leave behind.

More importantly, we encourage you to explore his vast collection of addresses and writings available online, both during his pontificate (2005-2013) and as Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (1981-2005) in service to Pope John Paul II.

The Death of Joseph Ratzinger / Pope Benedict XVI
Compilation of news, articles and reflections.

The Ratzinger Archives
Online works and resources for Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.

The Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI
Collected news and commentary on pivotal moments in the pontificate of Benedict XVI.

The Benedict Blog
Ongoing roundups of news and commentary on Joseph Ratzinger / Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Reading Benedict
On ongoing compilation of published works by and about Joseph Ratzinger / Pope Benedict XVI.

Fan Club Shop
Stickers, T-shirts, Coffee Mugs, Beer Steins!

The Forum
Ongoing discussion (and argumentation) on all things Benedict

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