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FORMER POPE BENEDICT XVI, DIED ON NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE AGE OF 95

Former Pope Benedict XVI, who led the Vatican Church from April 2005 to February 2013, has passed away on 31 December yesterday morning.

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He died at the age of 95.

The Vatican said in a statement via @VaticanNews on Twitter that he died in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican at about 9.34am.

The Vatican’s statement

“With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 AM in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican. 

Further information will be provided as soon as possible.  

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As of Monday morning, 2 January 2023, the body of the Pope Emeritus will be in Saint Peter’s Basilica so the faithful can pay their respects.”

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