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Church Lays Benedict to Rest, if Not Its Divisions

posted on January 6, 2023

The New York Times‘s Jason Horowitz reports, “The Roman Catholic Church on Thursday laid to rest Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in front of a fog-shrouded St. Peter’s Basilica with an extraordinary funeral presided over by his own successor, Francis.” He writes, “The unprecedented moment of Francis presiding over the final farewell of a conservative icon was the coda to a bizarre chapter in church history.” Benedict was the first pope to resign in six centuries, and some of his supporters lamented that his funeral did not do enough to honor his legacy and achievements.

Read at The New York Times