Returning from Africa, Pope Francis took umbrage with those who used Pope Benedict XVI's death to attack the church. He was also joined by fellow faith leaders he traveled with in defending the gay community.
Mourners have began paying their respects to the former pope whose body is lying in state for three days. A quarter of a million visitors are expected to pass by.
This video contains images of the former Pope's body. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni was among those paying their respects to the body of Benedict at St. Peter's Basilica in the first of three days of public viewing. Benedict died on Saturday at the age of 95.