Pope Francis will preside at the requiem Mass and impart the final blessing before the burial of Benedict XVI at a solemn ceremony marked by simplicity in St. Peter’s Square on the morning of Jan. 5.
Thousands pay their final respects to Benedict XVI as his body lies in state in St. Peter's Basilica
There was not the air of sadness that pervaded those who paid their last respects to John Paul II when he died. It seems that the mourning for Benedict took place around the time of his resignation.
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will be laid to rest on Jan. 5, 2023, at a Mass in St. Peter's Square at which Pope Francis will preside.
While former pope Benedict's XVI's health condition remains serious, the Vatican reported "his situation is stable at the moment" on Dec. 30.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's medical condition remains serious, but the Vatican reported Thursday that he is "lucid and alert."
The emeritus pope Benedict XVI has suffered a decline in health, Pope Francis said today at the end of his general audience. He asked for prayers for the 95-year-old former pontiff.
Pope Francis’ message to the Roman Curia has often been challenging, even provocative, and this year’s address was no exception.