Tens of thousands view Benedict XVI’s body at Vatican

January 02, 2023

People line up to pay their respect to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI lying out in state inside St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican, Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Benedict XVI, the German theologian who will be remembered as the first pope in 600 years to resign, has died, the Vatican announced Saturday. Benedict’s body was dressed with a miter, the peaked headgear of a bishop, and a red cloak. ADVERTISEMENTFilippo Tuccio, 35, said he came from Venice on an overnight train to view Benedict’s body. ___Follow AP’s coverage of Pope Benedict XVI: https://apnews.com/hub/pope-benedict-xvi