Archbishop Prowse: Pope Benedict XVI – ‘A Great Pope’
Together with so many around the world, the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn mourns the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger (1927-2022).
He is remembered as a towering Catholic theologian and professor, a close collaborator of St (Pope) John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI (2005 – 2013), and for his resignation in 2013.
For Australians, we will recall with affection his hosting as Pope of World You Day in Sydney (2008).
On his election as Pope and especially his eloquent Encyclical, “Deus Caritas Est” (2005), Gods is Love, indicated a tone that stressed simply the love, hope and joy of our encounter with Jesus.
May he rest in peace. Amen
Archbishop Christopher Prowse
Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn
1 January 2023