Curriculum vitae of Pope Benedict XVI. in keywords

Elected as pope on April 19th, 2005
Arch bishop of Munich and Freising from 1977 - 1982
Accepted into the cardinal collegiate on June 29th, 1977
Prefect of the congregation of believers from 1982 - 2005
Deacon of the collegiate of cardinals 2002 - 2005

1927
Born on April 16th in Marktl am Inn (District Altötting, Bavaria)
1946-1951
Study of philosophy and theology in Freising and Munich
1951
Ordination of priest on June 29th in Freising
Casual parish priest in Munich-Moosach (parish St. Martin)
1951-1952
Chaplain in Munich-Bogenhausen (Parish Hl. Blut)
1952-1954
Lecturer in the clerical seminar of the arch bishop Freising
1953
Promotion as doctor of theology
1954-1957
Lecturer for dogmatism and fundamental theology at the philosophical-theological college Freising
1957
Habilitation at the University Munich in the subject fundamental theology with a study about Bonaventura
1958-1959
Associate professor for dogmatism and fundamental theology at the philosophical-theological college Freising
1959-1963
Professor for fundamental theology at the University Bonn
1962-1965
Official council theologist (Peritus) of the second Vatican
1963-1966
Professor for the history of dogmatism and dogma at the University Münster
1966-1969
Professor for the history of dogmatism and dogma at the University Tübingen
1969-1977
Professor for the history of dogmatism and dogma at the University Regensburg
1976-1977
Vice president of the University Regensburg
1976
Appointment as papal honorary prelate
1977
Appointment by Pope Paul VI. as arch bishop of Munich and Freising on March 24th, Ordination of bishop on March 28th
Promotion as cardinal priest on June 27th, 1977 by Paul VI.
Appointment as honorary professor of the University Regensburg
1981
Appointment on November 25th, 1981 by Pope Johannes Paul II. as prefect of the catholic congregation of believers, as president of the papal bible commission and the international commission of theologists
1986-1992
Leader of the papal commission for the creation of the "Catechism of the catholic church"
1993
Promotion in the consistorium of April 5th, 1993 as cardinal bishop of the suburbican diocese Velletri-Segni by Pope Johannes Paul II.
1998
Confirmation of the election as vice deacon of the collegiate of cardinals on November 9th, 1998 by Pope Johannes Paul II.
Appointment as subdeacon of the collegiate of cardinals 
2002
Election on 30.11.2002 as deacon of the collegiate of cardinals, additionally receives the suburbican diocese Osita from Pope Johannes Paul II.
April 8th, 2005
Management of the funeral for Pope Johannes Paul II.
April 18th, 2005
Commencement of the conclave; management of the papal election;
Much-discussed sermon against materialism and relativism
April 19th, 2005
Election as pope by the collegiate of cardinals after only 26 hours of conclave 
April 24th, 2005
Inauguration; Pope Benedict XVI. receives the fisher ring and the pallium in the framework of a festive service on the Peter’s square