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Benedict XVI’s Funeral: Tens of Thousands Attend Simple, Solemn Liturgy for Beloved Pope Emeritus

Daniel Ibañez/CNAThe coffin of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is carried into St. Peter’s Square prior to his funeral Mass on Jan. 5, 2023.

In his homily, Pope Francis reflected on Jesus’ final words on the cross: ‘Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.’