Pope Benedict XVI will step down at the end of this month, ending this chapter in a life devoted to the Catholic Church. Here are some key moments in his life.
This 1935 photo shows Joseph Ratzinger, second row, third from left, with his third-grade classmates at the elementary school Aschau am Inn. Ratzinger was born April 16, 1927, in Marktl am Inn, a town in the German state of Bavaria. Winfried Ess/German Press Agency via AP
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