Lo spirito di Assisi

Prayer for the eternal repose of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

31 Dicembre 2022

We keep in our prayers Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who has passed away today. As Pope Francis said, “Let’s pray together for him, that the Lord may bless him and that our Lady may keep him”. We reflect in gratitude for the many ways he has served our Church. His theological understandings have influenced the writings of Pope Francis, especially in Laudato Si’. During a painful time, he entered the difficult journey to confront sexual abuse in our Church. His remaining years of contemplative prayer have enriched our spiritual lives.