Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died on December 31, 2022. The Australian Catholic Bishop’s Conference have released a media statement.
A Memorial Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Ballarat on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 10.00am. Parishes are also invited to celebrate a Memorial Mass on this same day or another day this week.
The Funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be held in Rome on January 5 at 9.30am (7.30pm AEDT). Two official channels will broadcast the funeral live: