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Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

   by Anura Guruge


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Oldest pope to travel go abroad by Anura Guruge

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Pope Benedict XVI (#266), indubitably, is the oldest pope,
since 1400, to travel abroad.
Period.

It is also safe to say (and check this list for Pope Benedict’s travels 2005 to 2011):

……..1. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to Spain. [August 2011 trip.]

……..2. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to Portugal. [May 2010 trip.]

……..3. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to Britain. [September 2010 trip.]

……..4. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to the Americas. [March 2012 trip to Mexico and Cuba.]

……..5. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to the U.S.A. [April 2008 trip.]

……..6. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to the Brazil. [May 2007 trip.]

………7. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to the Mexico. [March 2012 trip.]

………8. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to the Cuba. [March 2012 trip.]

………9. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to Africa. [November 2011 trip to Benin.]

…….10. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to Cameroon. [March 2009 trip.]

…….11. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to Angola. [March 2009 trip.]

…….12. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to Benin. [November 2011 trip.]

…….13. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to Oceania. [July 2008 trip to Australia.]

…….14. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to Australia. [July 2008 trip.]

…….15. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to VaticanAsia‘. [May 2009 trip to Israel & Jordan.]

…….16. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to the Holy Land. [May 2009 trip to Israel.]

…….17. Benedict XVI OLDEST pope, ever, to travel to Jordan. [May 2009 trip.]


It is probably safe to say:

………1/ Benedict XVI oldest pope, ever, to travel to Malta. [April 2010 trip.]

………2/ Benedict XVI oldest pope, ever, to travel to Cyprus. [June 2010 trip.]


Benedict XVI is NOT the oldest to have traveled to Poland. Guess who holds that record.

Still can’t be 100% sure about Germany, France and Constantinople (Turkey). Because of the later I am not sure whether I am comfortable saying Benedict is the oldest, ever, to have traveled outside of Europe. He most likely was. But, I can’t confirm that, as yet.

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