Statement of Bishop Daniel E. Thomas Regarding The Death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Together with all the priests, deacons, consecrated religious and lay faithful of the Diocese of Toledo, and united with all Catholics and people of goodwill throughout the world, with deep sadness we mourn the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, we trust in the promise and saving power flowing from the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and we beg the Lord to receive him into the company of Blessed Mary, St Joseph his patron, and all the Saints, as we pray:
For Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who served as a faithful shepherd of the Lord’s universal flock, that he may be welcomed into the Father’s merciful embrace and rejoice forever in the eternal liturgy of heaven. Let us pray to the Lord. Lord, hear our prayer!
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI funeral was January 5.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen! Requiescat in Pace!