5 Jan 2023

Thousands gather as Pope Benedict XVI laid to rest in Rome

Chief Correspondent

To the tolling of bells, former Pope Benedict XVI was laid to rest in Rome today, a decade after his shock resignation.

He made history one more time by being the first pontiff in over two centuries to have his funeral presided over by his successor.

Thousands came to see Pope Francis lead a day of worship, pomp and ceremony as the Vatican bid farewell to its Pope Emeritus.