December 31, 2022 5:43 pm

Last night our Pope Emeritus Benedict 16th passed into eternity. I am requesting your prayers for the repose of the soul of the Pope Emeritus, especially the recitation of the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be to the Father. The following prayer, adapted from the Order of Christian Funerals, may also be prayed today:

O God,
from whom the just receive an unfailing reward,
grant that your servant Benedict XVI, our Pope Emeritus,
whom you made Vicar of Peter and shepherd of your Church,
may rejoice for ever in the vision of your glory,
for he was a faithful steward here on earth
of the mysteries of your forgiveness and grace.
Through Christ our Lord.