Funeral mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI(15 images)
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was laid to rest after a funeral mass at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City on January 5, 2023. Pope Francis presided over the funeral, the first occasion in modern times that a pope oversaw the funeral of his predecessor. Benedict, who was elected pope in 2005 and retired in 2013, died at age 95 on December 31.
Pope Francis places his hand on the casket carrying the body of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City on Thursday. Francis presided over his predecessor's funeral mass. Photo by Vatican Pool