Saturday 31 December 2022

Pope Benedict XVI - Funeral (Jan 2023)

Funeral square shot

Pope Benedict XVI passed away on December 31st, 2022.  Pope Benedict was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican from 19 April 2005 until his abdication on 28 February 2013.


  • Monday, Jan - Thursday, Jan 5th
  • At St. Peter’s Basilica


  • Thursday, Jan 5th (9:30 AM Local)
  • At St. Peter’s Square
  • As Benedict was Pope Emeritus, the funeral will be simpler than that of past Popes. It will not be a formal State Occasion, and only Italy & Germany (where Benedict was born) have been invited to send official delegations. Others will attend in a “Private capacity.”
  • Live Streams 
Royals Attending Funeral
Catholic Royals are denoted with an asterisk *
  • Current Monarchy
    • Monarchs & Consorts (Including Former)
      • King Philippe * & Queen Mathilde of Belgium*
      • Queen Sofia of Spain*
    • Other "Working Royals"
      • None announced yet
    • Extended Family
      • Prince Stefan of Liechtenstein
        • Stefan is 4th Cousin once removed from the Liechtenstein Monarch & serves as Liechtenstein’s Ambassador to the Vatican. 
  • Former Monarchies
    • Princess Clotilde of Savoy, Princess of Venice*
    • Princess Vittoria of Savoy*

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