15 fun facts and facts about Pope Benedict XVI

That the Pope is pop everybody knows, but Benedict XVI carries some very curious facts - some even funny - that almost nobody knows. Here are some of the most curious things about the pontiff and his seven years in office.

1 - He has six email addresses. They all start with the name "Benedict"

2 - He is the first Pope to have an iPad

3 - He was also the first Pope to have a social media account. He opened his Twitter space last year, along with several versions for different languages, including Portuguese.

4 - He spent his teens in Traunstein, Germany, when he was called at 16 for aircraft combat service at the end of World War II.

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5 - Rumor has it that he is in love with Fanta soda (the taste became popular in Nazi Germany due to the difficulty of importing Coca-Cola in World War II). In addition, your favorite juice is also orange flavored. Your favorite dish is a traditional Bavarian recipe and it takes potato ravioli with pancake strips

6. In 1969, he was vice president of the University of Regensburg, where he taught dogmatic theology.

7 - He loves music and still cultivates the habit of playing the piano every day.

8 - Your favorite composers are Mozart and Beethoven

9 - He walks through the Vatican Gardens every day at exactly 4 pm

10 - The Pope is a nerd too! With more than 20, 000 books in his personal library, Benedict also speaks 10 more languages, including Latin

11 - He is in love with cats. He always fed stray cats around his building in Rome, but one of his sorrows is that no pets are allowed in the Apostolic Palace, the papal residence.

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12 - This love of cats makes one of the best selling souvenirs for tourists in Rome today a fun cardinal hat for cats. Average price is US $ 15 (about R $ 30)

13 - He is very discreet and well known for spending more time at home, as well as avoiding external events as much as possible.

14 - Shortly before becoming Pope, Benedict lived in a Vatican-owned apartment. He goes for a walk often, stopping at bookstores to buy books or coffee like an ordinary person

15 - The Pope still has some stuffed animals sewn by his own mother when he was a child.