Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI He died on Saturday at the age of 95, the last day of 2022, at 09:34 CET at his residence in the Vatican.
The Holy See’s Information Office announced that he had died in the monastery of the Mater al-Kerisah, the place of residence he had chosen as his home after his resignation from the Petrine ministry in 2013.
the The Pope Emeritus’s health deteriorated Given his age, according to the press office. Pope Francis has previously asked the faithful to pray for him.
“I ask all of you for a special prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict, who, in silence, supports the Church.” Pope Francis He said.
“Remembering him – when he was very ill – asking the Lord to console and support him in this testimony of love for the Church to the end.”