Joining dear companions in the Catholic Church as we all give thanks for the life and witness of Pope Benedict, and commend him to the God, he served so faithfully, praying, as ever, for the unity of God’s church, and for the souls of all the faithful departed. May he rest in peace and rise in glory
In memory of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Now Lord, you let your servant go in peace:
your word has been fulfilled.
My own eyes have seen the salvation:
which you have prepared in the sight of every people;
A light to reveal you to the nations:
and the glory of your people Israel.