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Friday, January 6, 2023

Benedict XVI laid to rest in private ceremony

PHOTOS: Solemn images of the closing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s coffin

The casket was closed in a private ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica on the evening of Jan. 4 after three days of public visitation to the late pope’s body.
PHOTOS: Benedict XVI laid to rest in private ceremony

Benedict’s wooden coffin was placed in the crypt under the central part of St. Peter’s Basilica, in the first tomb of St. John Paul II.
Missed Pope Benedict XVI’s funeral? Watch it here

Watch EWTN's live coverage of the funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
PHOTOS: Scenes from the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was laid to rest Thursday following a funeral Mass attended by tens of thousands of people.
The story behind the image hanging at Benedict XVI’s funeral 

The image, which hung in front of the central entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica, appears to be a copy of an 18th-century tapestry belonging to the Vatican.

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