At least according to the bullet points on the BBC news site:
* At 78, one of the oldest new popes in history when elected in 2005
* Born in Germany in 1927, joined Hitler Youth during WWII and was conscripted as an anti-aircraft gunner - but deserted
* As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, spent 24 years in charge of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - once known as the Holy Office of the Inquisition
* A theological conservative with uncompromising views on homosexuality and women priests.
So there you have it, boys and girls.
Once again, in case you forgot; there is no anti-Christian or anti-Catholic bias in the media and if you think there is, it's just your persecution complex.