Pope Benedict XVI won the No. 5 spot in the list of the world's most powerful people -- one of only two religious leaders -- in Forbes, the U.S. business magazine's list of 68 influential men and women, according to the Ecumenical News International website.
Benedict was ranked between Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The only other religious leader on the list was the Dalai Lama, who ranked at No. 39.
Forbes -- which released the list on November 3, 2010 -- scored the rankings by the person's influence over people, which for religious leaders meant counting the followers in their flocks.