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Novena in Memory of Pope Benedict XVI

The entire Church mourns the death of our Emeritus Holy Father, Benedict XVI. In cathedrals, basilicas, parish churches, shrines, and chapels the Holy Eucharist will be offered for the repose of his soul. Communities and individuals will ask God to bestow his infinite mercy on the man who served the Church as Bishop of Rome.

This novena has been prepared to help pray for the Pope Emeritus during this time. The daily novena – lasting from his funeral on Thursday, January 5 through Friday, January 13 – consists of a short reading from Scripture or some other ecclesiastical text and some brief prayers, including orations drawn from the Roman Missal and the Order of Christian Funerals.

You may click here to go directly to the prayers.

A Memorial Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will take place on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist at 5:15 p.m.