Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: Cardinal Nichols – Catholic Herald

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The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has issued the following statement on the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Pope Benedict. He will be remembered as one of the great theologians of the 20th century.

“I remember with particular affection the remarkable Papal Visit to these lands in 2010. We saw his courtesy, his gentleness, the perceptiveness of his mind and the openness of his welcome to everybody that he met.

“He was through and through a gentleman, through and through a scholar, through and through a pastor, through and through a man of God – close to the Lord and always his humble servant.

“Pope Benedict is very much in my heart and in my prayers. I give thanks to God for his ministry and leadership.”

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Photo: Pope Benedict greets Cardinal Nichols after his elevation to the cardinalate in St Peter’s Basilica on 22 February 2014. VINCENZO PINTO/AFP via Getty Images

Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: Cardinal Nichols – Catholic Herald

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