The Funeral Of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Takes Place In St Peter's Basilica
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - JANUARY 05: King Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde of Belgium attend the solemn funeral service of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI led by Pope Francis in St Peter's Square, on January 05, 2023 in Vatican City, Vatican. Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger was born in Marktl, Bavaria, Germany in 1927. He became Pope Benedict XVI, serving as head of the Catholic Church and the sovereign of the Vatican City State from 19 April 2005 until his resignation, due to ill health, on 28 February 2013. He succeeded Pope John Paul II and was succeeded by the current Pope Francis. He died on 31 December 2022 aged 95 at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
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