Pope Benedict XVI
In union with the whole Catholic Church, we pray for the repose of the soul of Pope Benedict XVI, that after having served as the Vicar of Christ on earth, he may be welcomed into the heavenly kingdom and enjoy eternal glory with God’s chosen ones. Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger was born on April 16, 1927 in Bavaria, Germany. He chose the name Benedict XVI upon his election as pope, and he served from April 19, 2005 until his resignation on February 28, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI passed away on December 31, 2022.