Rome Newsroom, Jan 1, 2023 / 05:28 am
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.