Feb 292012

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

    by Anura Guruge

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Anura Guruge Benedict XVI by the numbers

On February 29, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI (#266) would have been on earth for 31,000 days.

John Paul II (#265) died on April 2, 2005, on his 31,000th day on earth. So, on Feb. 29, a leap year day, Benedict equals John Paul II’s age. John Paul II was the 6th oldest pope — as of 1400. So, on Feb. 29, Benedict XVI becomes joint 6th oldest — as of 1400.

On March 1, 2012, Benedict XVI draws ahead to become the 6th oldest as of 1400. He will be 5th oldest on October 31, 2012.

I thought it was appropriate to celebrate this papal landmark by looking at Pope Benedict XVI’s life, on March 1, 2012, in terms of numbers:

Benedict XVI life in numbers by Anura Guruge

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