The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi performed a requiem Mass in memory of His Holiness Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI.
According to the Sun, the requiem Mass hosted by the Catholic Bishop of Makurdi Diocese, Most Rev. Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe, on Thursday 5th January 2023.
The burial mass in Rome was taking place at the same time as the Mass, which started at 10 a.m.
The Parish Priest of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Makurdi, Rev. Fr. Cosmos Jooli, said in a homily that the Pope’s passing signifies the end of his sojourn on earth.
He remarked that the Pope cherished the Catholic church, protected its tenets with great wisdom, and stood as a guardian wall around it at all times.
“He was a man of deep faith and impressive intellect yet very humble. For the Pope to be buried by his successor is a rare privilege. May his life, his works and his death reawaken in us the consciousness of what it takes to be Catholics,” Jooli prayed