First cleric to resign in 600 years from Vatican
After resigning, he lived in the Vatican monastery.
Tried the revival of Christianity in Europe
Vatican City. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who tried to revive Christianity in secular Europe, died on Saturday. He was 95 years old. He breathed his last at 9:34 a.m. on Saturday. Benedict, who belongs to Germany, will be remembered as a religious leader who was the first Christian religious leader in 600 years to step down as pope.
Benedict XVI shocked the world on February 11, 2013 when he announced that he was no longer able to lead the Catholic Church of 1.2 billion faithful. He remained in this position for eight years and during that time he faced many controversies. His resignation paved the way for the election of Pope Francis to the highest office.
The Vatican spokesperson released a statement
Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement released Saturday morning: “It is with great sadness that we must inform that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI passed away today in the Vatican. More information will be available as soon as possible. Significantly, the pope emeritus’ birth name was Joseph Ratzinger. After resigning from his position, he lived in the monastery located in the Vatican complex. Her health deteriorated for a long time. The Vatican informed of the pope’s health on December 28 and said his condition was worsening.
Pope Francis calls on Catholics around the world to pray
At that time, Pope Francis asked Catholics around the world to pray for the Pope Emeritus. Let me tell you that with the death of the pope emeritus, the strange situation of poverty that first manifested itself in the Vatican came to an end. It was the first time that two popes had lived together in the Vatican. It is said that his last rites will take place in the Vatican. During this time, Pope Francis will also be present.
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