Body of former pope Benedict XVI to lie in state at Vatican before funeral
Thousands queue to pay respects to Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican – video
Thousands are queueing to see Pope Benedict's body lying in state at St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. The Italian prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, visited the church to pay her respects ahead of the funeral led by Pope Francis on Thursday. Benedict's funeral in St Peter’s Square will be a simple, solemn and sober ceremony in keeping with his wishes, the Vatican said. Security officials have said they are expecting at least 25,000 to pass Bened…
Tens of thousands view body of former Pope Benedict
A steady stream of tens of thousands of people filed into St. Peter's Basilica on Monday to pay their respects to former Pope Benedict XVI, whose body was laying in state without any papal paraphernalia ahead of his funeral this week.
Ex-Pope Benedict To Lie In State At Vatican, Funeral On Thursday
Catholics will on Monday be able to pay their tributes in the Vatican to former pope Benedict XVI, whose body will lie in state for three days at St Peter's Basilica before his funeral. The German theologian, who died on Saturday aged 95, led the Catholic Church for eight years before becoming the first pope in six centuries to step down in 2013. His successor Pope Francis will lead the funeral on Thursday in the vast St Peter's Square, before h…