The Pope Benedict necklace is cast in solid 925 sterling silver. The pendant has a raised border with the words "POPE BENEDICT XVI PRAY FOR US" which encompasses the center. The center of the pendant is a raised depiction of Pope Benedict. Comes with a matching 925 sterling silver curb chain which is 18 inches in length and has a spring ring clasp. Born on April 16th 1927. Served as Pope between 2005 and 2013. Pope Benedict was ordained as a priest in 1951. Originally a liberal theolagian that later adopted conservative ideas. The medal size is 18 MM.