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U.S. President Joe Biden signs the condolence book for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5, 2023.

Biden visits Vatican embassy to pay respects to Benedict XVI

Jan 6, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The president visited the apostolic nunciature in Washington, D.C., Thursday to sign a book of condolences for Pope Benedict XVI,... Read more

Benedict XVI’s coffin exits St. Peter’s Basilica beneath an image of Christ’s resurrection on the morning of his funeral Jan. 5, 2022

The story behind the image hanging at Benedict XVI’s funeral 

Jan 5, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The image, which hung in front of the central entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica, appears to be a copy of... Read more

Screenshot of Joe Biden with then Pope Benedict XVI while he was Vice President.

President Joe Biden will not attend Benedict XVI’s funeral

Jan 4, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican’s press office has confirmed that only two official state delegations — from Italy and Germany — were invited... Read more

The mortal remains of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI were moved early in the morning on Jan. 2, 2023, from his former residence in the Vatican's Mater Ecclesiae Monastery to St. Peter's Basilica, where the late pope is lying in state through Jan. 4. Thousands waited in line to pay their respects.

Funeral of Benedict XVI: Everything you need to know

Jan 3, 2023

By CNA Staff

Following the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, these are the details you should know about his funeral in the... Read more