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Funeral of Benedict XVI: Everything You Need to Know

Daniel Ibañez/CNAThe 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.

Pope Francis will preside over the funeral of Benedict XVI on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9:30 a.m. (Rome time), in St. Peter’s Square.

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