Bishop Hicks Prays For Soul Of Pope Benedict XVI
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban sits next to the body of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI lied out in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Pope Benedict, the German theologian who will be remembered as the first pope in 600 years to resign, has died, the Vatican announced Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. He was 95. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet Ronald A. Hicks releases a statement on the death of Pope Benedict XVI.

“I pray for the soul of Pope Benedict XVI, who today joined our Lord in eternal life. He served God as a priest, archbishop, cardinal and pope, and enlightened Catholics worldwide with his thoughtful theological writings. May he rest in peace.”