04/29/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

The Pope Loves Pussycats

Along with an enormous entourage and a message of peace, the Pope brought with him to the United States a lifelong love of cats.

Benedict's kindness toward the strays of Rome is already the stuff of Vatican legend. His house in Germany, its garden guarded by a cat statue, was filled with cats when Benedict lived there full time before he was posted to the Vatican in 1982.

And Benedict is, without a doubt, the first pope to have had an authorized biography of him written by a cat -- Chico, a ginger tabby who lives across the road from Benedict's old house in Germany.

Keep reading.


Click here, here and here to read more about the Pope's passion.


Check out Joseph and Chico: The Life of Pope Benedict XVI as Told By a Cat.

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