Pope Benedict XVI is a German-born priest, who became the most recent leader of the Catholic Church, replacing Pope John Paul II after his death. He first appears in the South Park episode, "Bloody Mary" and again in "Fantastic Easter Special".
In "Bloody Mary", shortly after becoming Pope, Benedict XVI was summoned to Park County Colorado after a statue of the Virgin Mary was discovered, demonstrating signs of 'Stigmata' However rather then bleeding from the wrists or eyes like normally expected in such 'divine' situations, the Statue was bleeding out of its ass. While the local Cardinal declared the bleeding statue to be a miracle from God, the Pope was not as certain. After examining the statue closely (in which the Pope got a faceful of blood), he declared the statue to not be miracle, stating that the blood is not actually coming from the statue's anus, but its vagina. And since according to him "chicks bleed out their vaginas all the time," he deems that not to be a miracle.
In his next appearance, the Pope discovers that the fabled Hare Club For Men have in their possession the descendant of the true Pope of Catholicism, a rabbit named Snowball. It is revealed that Saint Peter, the person who Jesus Christ selected to be the first Pope, was not a man, but rather a rabbit. Believing that such things were blasphemous, Benedict asked for the help of Bill Donohue and the Catholic League to capture Snowball and keep the true secret of the Church forever hidden. However, Benedict quickly began to doubt his association with Donohue whose fascist beliefs often resulted in murder and torture, with Benedict observing "That's not very Christian". When Donohue then orders the killing of Jesus, claiming that he is a threat to Christianity, Benedict attempts to put his foot down, only to be called weak by Donohue who then arrests Benedict, Jesus, Randy, Kyle and Stan, and intends to kill them all. In the cell, Benedict apologizes the Jesus for his wrongdoings, pleading for forgiveness. Jesus however manages to escape with the help from Kyle and defeats Donohue by killing him with a throwing star in the center of Vatican City.
After Donohue's death, Benedict evenutally resigns his position as Pope officially, and gives it to by Snowball.
- Despite being dethroned as Pope, Benedict appears in the 200th Episode, still wearing the garbs of the Pope.
|Minor Characters from Season Eleven|
| Allison | Angelina Jolie | Baahir Hassan Abdul Hakeem | Bill Donohue | Bono | Bradley | Chris Hansen | Dr. David Nelson | Mr. Donaldson | Glen | Hare Club for Men | Hillary Clinton | Jake Jabs | Jay Cutler | Kelly Mayfield | Mayor of Imaginationland | Nelly | Patty Nelson | Pope Benedict XVI | Professor Teabag | Queen Elizabeth II | Ron Zappolo | Thad | Thomas | Travis Mayfield | The Ugly Kids |