December 29, 2011. (Romereports.com)(-ONLY VIDEO-) 2011 was a busy year for Benedict XVI. From local trips in Italy to international trips to Spain, Germany and Benin, the pope kept a full schedule throughout the year. Some of the highlights include the Beatification ceremony of John Paul II and the inter-religious meeting in Assisi. The 84 year old pope also embraced social media by using twitter for the first time.