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Bidding farewell to Benedict XVI: Thousands pay their respects in St Peter’s

By |2023-01-03T23:51:16+01:00January 3rd, 2023|News, Vatican|

  Ahead of his funeral on Thursday, the body of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI lies in state in St Peter's Basilica, where the faithful can pay their final respects and to offer their prayers for the repose of the soul of the late Joseph Ratzinger. By Christopher Wells The mortal remains of Pope Emeritus Benedict

Memorial Mass for Pope Benedict XVI: Homily by Msgr John Aniagwu

By |2023-01-03T23:39:52+01:00January 3rd, 2023|News, Vatican|

POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT XVI (1927-2022) On the 2nd of December 2012, I saw and bought a book titled The Pope Who Quit. The book tells the story of a certain Italian hermit in the thirteenth century A.D., named Pietro di Morone (Peter of Morone). After the death of Pope Nicholas IV in 1292, the College

Homily for the Requiem Mass of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI at St. Paul Catholic Church, Benin City on January 3, 2023

By |2023-01-03T23:20:00+01:00January 3rd, 2023|News, Vatican|

  “Pope Benedict XVI lived and was Sustained by His Christian Faith” 1. In the First Reading, the book of Wisdom tells us that the souls of the righteous are in the hands of God. As we mourn the death of our beloved pope, scholar and pastor, this biblical text gives us hope. Like Joseph

The Spiritual Testament of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

By |2023-01-03T07:19:15+01:00January 3rd, 2023|News, Vatican|

  The Holy See released the Spiritual Testament of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, dated 29 August 2006. My spiritual testament When, at this late hour of my life, I look back on the decades I have wandered through, I see first of all how much reason I have to give thanks. Above all, I thank

MORE THAN 60,000 VIEW BENEDICT XVI’s BODY AT VATICAN

By |2023-01-03T07:06:14+01:00January 3rd, 2023|News, Vatican|

  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s body, his head resting on a pair of crimson pillows, lay in state in St. Peter’s Basilica on Monday as tens of thousands queued to pay tribute to the pontiff who shocked the world by retiring a decade ago. On the eve of the first of three days of viewing,

Pope Benedict XVI, a man of deep faith, legendary intellectual capacity, and child-like tenderness – Archbishop Valerian Okeke

By |2023-01-02T15:17:00+01:00January 2nd, 2023|Diocese News, News, Onitsha Archdiocese, Vatican|

Tribute to late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Pope Benedict XVI, a man of deep faith, legendary intellectual capacity, and child-like tenderness - Archbishop Valerian Okeke The news of the demise of our beloved Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, came with a mixture of sorrow and joy. It came with a profound pain of the loss of

Pope Benedict XVI, exceptionally saintly & scholarly – Bishop Francis Adesina

By |2023-01-02T10:36:50+01:00January 2nd, 2023|Diocese News, Ijebu-ode Diocese, News, Nigeria, Vatican|

Pope Benedict XVI, exceptionally saintly & scholarly - Bishop Francis Adesina By Rachel Kogi, CSN As Church and circular leaders all over the world continue to react to the passing of the immediate past Supreme Pontiff, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, the Bishop of Ijebu-Ode Diocese, Most Rev. Francis Adesina has added his voice to the

The Spiritual Testament of Benedict XVI, written on Aug. 29, 2006

By |2023-01-01T17:13:25+01:00January 1st, 2023|News, Vatican|

The Spiritual Testament of Benedict XVI, written on Aug. 29, 2006 Spiritual testament is written by every pope but made public only after their death. --------------------------- My spiritual testament If in this late hour of my life I look back at the decades I have been through, first I see how many reasons I have

Tributes to Late Pope Benedict xvi

By |2022-12-31T21:12:45+01:00December 31st, 2022|News, Vatican|

  Following the announcement of the passing on of Pope Emeritus, Benedict xvi today more tributes from Church hierarchy, Political leaders and people from all walks of life have continued to pour in. Cardinal Francis Arinze, on hearing of the death of Pope Emeritus, Benedict xvi, cut short his holidays to return to the Vatican

“Benedict XVI is a saint. I will miss him terribly”: His biographer shares his closeness

By |2022-12-31T21:01:54+01:00December 31st, 2022|News, Vatican|

Peter Seewald journalistically accompanied Benedict XVI for more than a quarter of a century. "Next time I'll see you in heaven," he said, waving goodbye to me. “Everything about Benedict XVI seemed modest, unpretentious, accessible. I had left the Church, but I was impressed by the way Ratzinger spoke about love.” Peter Seewald (1954) journalistically

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