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Former Pope Benedict XVI dies at 95

December 31, 2022 | | Share:

Former Pope Benedict XVI has died at his Vatican residence. He was 95.

He led the Catholic Church for less than eight years until, in 2013, he became the first Pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415.

Benedict spent his final years at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery within the walls of the Vatican.

His successor Pope Francis said he had visited him there frequently.

The Vatican said the body of the Pope Emeritus will be placed in St Peter's Basilica from Monday for "the greeting of the faithful".

Source: Radio Pakistan

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