Bidding farewell to Benedict XVI: Thousands pay their respects in St. Peter’s
January 03, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: Pope Benedict XVI’s body first lay in state in his residence, Mater Ecclesiae Monastery
His body was then solemnly and lovingly carried to St. Peter’s Basilica on January 2 (video 1, video 2), where thousands paid their respects (video).
By 7:00 PM on January 2, over 65,000 people had paid their respects in St. Peter’s Basilica, according to a Roman media report.
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