Statement by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on the Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
December 31, 2022
The passing of Pope Benedict XVI marks the loss of one of the world’s greatest theologians and pastors of souls of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Many generations to come will benefit from the breadth and depth of his understanding of our faith tradition and ability to communicate it clearly and effectively, and for those of us who have had the great blessing of interacting with him on a personal level, we will always be inspired by his gentleness, kindness, wit and ability to listen with respect and compassion. Thank you, God, for Pope Benedict XVI. May he rest in peace.
Read Rector and Pastor of the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption Father Kevin Kennedy’s homily on Pope Benedict XVI.
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