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Death of Pope Benedict XVI

The Holy See Press Office announced that the Pope Emeritus died at 9:34 AM on Saturday morning in his residence at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery.


“With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 AM in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican. Further information will be provided as soon as possible. As of Monday morning, 2 January 2023, the body of the Pope Emeritus will be in Saint Peter's Basilica so the faithful can pay their respects."


We pray for the repose of the soul of Pope Benedict XVI. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

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