January 4, 2023 ALL

Mourning the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

At John Carroll, we join the Jesuit Colleges and Universities across the country who are mourning the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who died on December 31st at the Vatican.  The following statement was shared by AJCU (Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities):

In an address delivered to Catholic educators during his 2008 visit to the United States, Pope Benedict said:

“Education is integral to the mission of the Church to proclaim the Good News. First and foremost every Catholic educational institution is a place to encounter the living God who in Jesus Christ reveals his transforming love and truth (cf. Spe Salvi, 4). This relationship elicits a desire to grow in the knowledge and understanding of Christ and his teaching. In this way those who meet him are drawn by the very power of the Gospel to lead a new life characterized by all that is beautiful, good, and true; a life of Christian witness nurtured and strengthened within the community of our Lord’s disciples, the Church.”

We remember his lifelong love of education; his commitment to serving the poor; his formidable contributions to theological reflection; and his dedication to the global Catholic Church. May he rest in peace.

You can read more about the life of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in a news story on https://www.jcu.edu/news-center/passing-pope-emeritus-benedict-xvi

His funeral will take place at 3:30 am EST on Thursday, January 5th and can be viewed via this link to the Vatican YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNHE3mjiiFw.