PHOTOS: Scenes from the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI – Catholic World Report

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Archbishop Georg Gänswein (right), the longtime personal secretary for Benedict XVI, kneels to kiss the book of the Gospels atop the coffin of the pope emeritus on Jan. 5, 2023, in St. Peter’s Square / Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Vatican City, Jan 5, 2023 / 08:35 am (CNA).

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, one of the foremost theologians of the 20th century and the first pontiff in nearly 600 years to resign from the papacy, was laid to rest Thursday following a funeral Mass attended by tens of thousands of people.

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PHOTOS: Scenes from the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI – Catholic World Report

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