President Biden on Saturday praised Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s devotion to the Catholic Church and lasting legacy as a “renowned theologian” in mourning the pontiff’s passing.
Benedict, who grew to become the Pope to resign in 600 years, died previously Saturday at the Vatican. He was 95.
“Jill and I join Catholics around the environment, and so numerous many others, in mourning the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI,” Mr. Biden stated. “He will be remembered as a renowned theologian, with a life time of devotion to the Church, guided by his rules and faith.”
Mr. Biden, who satisfied with Benedict at the Vatican in 2011, explained he would “always keep in mind his generosity and welcome as well as our meaningful conversation” and hoped the late prelate’s “focus on the ministry of charity continue on to be an inspiration to us all.”
“May his concentration on the ministry of charity proceed to be an inspiration to us all,” Mr. Biden explained.
– Mark A. Kellner contributed to this tale.