Pope Francis to lead Benedict’s funeral
05 January 2023 | 2:29 pm
For the first time in centuries, a sitting pontiff will preside over his predecessor's funeral. Pope Benedict was the first Roman Catholic pope in 600 years to leave his post before dying.
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