However, certain prayers are omitted
Benedict XVI gets buried like a pope
Two days before the funeral service and burial of Benedict XVI. († 95) the Vatican has announced new details. The emeritus pontiff should receive a ceremony and burial like a pope.
As the Vatican announced on Tuesday, the emeritus pontiff Benedict XVI. († 95) received a burial like a pope.
The Holy See has released more details about the funeral service and burial of Benedict XVI. († 95) made public. The emeritus pontiff will have a ceremony and a funeral like a pope, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni told journalists on Tuesday.
However, there are minor changes to the usual ceremony. Among other things, prayers that are actually intended in the ceremony for a conclave to elect the successor will be dispensed with. There will be no papal election because Francis remains in office as the incumbent pontiff.
Benedict is buried in the grotto of St. Peter’s Basilica
Benedict’s body was to be placed in a coffin made of cypress wood on Wednesday evening. He is currently lying in state in St. Peter’s Basilica so that the faithful can say goodbye to him. At the funeral service on Thursday in St. Peter’s Square, Benedict will no longer be seen.
Pope Francis will preside over the Mass, Bruni said. However, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re will celebrate the church celebration at the altar because the 86-year-old Argentinian is still suffering from knee pain. However, Francis will preach the sermon.
After the service, according to Bruni, the coffin will be carried into St. Peter’s Basilica. In camera, he was placed in a zinc box, which was finally placed in his future resting place in the grotto of St. Peter’s Basilica. (SDA)