People attending Benedict XVI’s funeral recall their personal memories of a ‘humble pope’

Posted on AllSides January 5th, 2023
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Religion and Faith, Catholic, Pope Benedict, Funeral
Courtney Mares/CNA

Catholics from Germany, France, Ghana, India, Australia, Uganda, and many more countries who attended the funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Thursday have shared their favorite memories of the late pope and why some decided to join in the chants of “santo subito” at the end of the ceremony.

More than 50,000 people attended the Jan. 5 funeral for the pope emeritus, who died at the age of 95 last Saturday. 

Among those in the crowd for the funeral was Arthur Escamila, who got to know Benedict XVI...

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