Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"I strongly renew my appeal to the Parties in conflict to immediately adopt a ceasefire, to permit the sending of humanitarian aid and to seek new ways with the support of the international community to begin negotiations. I take this opportunity to reaffirm... the right of the Israelis to live in peace in their State and the right of Palestinians to possess a free and sovereign Homeland."
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
# 265th Pope of the Catholic Apostolic Roman Church, 2005 # Dean of the College of Cardinals, 2002 - 2005
Special Papal Envoy for the Celebration of the XII Centenary of the foundation of the Diocese of Paderborn, Germany, 1999
Vice-Dean of the College of Cardinals, 1998 - 2002
Pope John Paul II elevated him to the Order of Bishops, 1993
President of the Preparatory Commission for the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1986 - 1992
Delegate President of the VI Ordinary General Assembly, 1983
Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and of the International Theological Commission, 1981
Relator of the V Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, 1980
Member of the Conclave which elected Pope John Paul II, 1978
Member of the Conclave which elected Pope John Paul I, 1978
Pope Paul VI elevated him to Cardinal, 1977
Pope Paul VI elevated him to Archbishop of Munich and Freising, 1977
Vice-president of the University of Regensburg, 1969
Doctorate in Theology, 1953
Priestly Ordination, 1951
Masters in Philosophy and Theology at the Higher School of Philosophy and Theology of Freising, and at the University of Munich, 1946 - 1951
Also Known as "Joseph Ratzinger"
Honorary Academic of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, 2000
Doctor, Honoris Causa, Faculty of Theology of the University of Wroclaw in Poland, 2000
Doctor, Honoris Causa, Libera Università Maria Santissima Assunta of Rome, 1999
Doctor, Honoris Causa, University of Navarre, 1998
Doctor, Honoris Causa, Catholic University of Lublin, 1988
Doctor, Honoris Causa, Catholic University of Eichstätt, 1987
Doctor, Honoris Causa, Catholic University of Lima, 1987
Doctor, Honoris Causa, College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1986