Farwell to Pope Benedict XVI

“With sorrow we inform you that the

Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI,

entered eternal life

(Aged 95 years)

31 December 2022 at 9:34 am (Rome time)

in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican.

(a spokesman for the Holy See confirmed.)

Eternal Rest grant unto him O Lord,

and may the perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in Peace.

Pope Benedict XVI

led the Roman Catholic church from

April 2005 to February 2013.

‘Humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord’

The Vatican has said his body will lie in state in

St Peter’s Basilica – Rome

from Monday 2nd January 2023.

Further information will be forthcoming.