Vatican Shares First Photos of Benedict XVI After Death| National Catholic Register

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Benedict XVI will lie in state in St. Peter’s Basilica from Jan. 2-4. His funeral Mass will take place in the Vatican square on the morning of Jan 5.

The Vatican has released photographs of the body of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who died on Dec. 31, 2022, at age 95.
The Vatican has released photographs of the body of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who died on Dec. 31, 2022, at age 95. (photo: Vatican Media)

Hannah Brockhaus/CNAVaticanJanuary 1, 2023

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Sunday shared the first photos of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI since his death on Dec. 31.

Benedict’s mortal remains have been laid in the chapel of the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, the Pope Emeritus’ home after his resignation, until they will be brought to St. Peter’s Basilica for public viewing on Jan. 2.

Benedict XVI is dressed in red and gold vestments and wearing a gold miter. Popes are traditionally dressed in red for their funerals.

The former pope has his rosary in his folded hands.

The photos, the first of the deceased Benedict to be released, were taken on the morning of Jan. 1.

Vatican Shares First Photos of Benedict XVI After Death| National Catholic Register

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