Ouagadougou, 05 January, 2023 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
The late Pope emeritus Benedict XVI who was laid to rest Thursday, January 5 in Rome, impacted the Catholic Church through his “intellectual, spiritual and pastoral commitment”, the Apostolic Nuncio in Burkina Faso has said.
In his homily during the Tuesday, January 3 Requiem Mass for the former Pope, Archbishop Michael Francis Crotty eulogized the former Pontiff as a “man of prayer, faith and a great example for the Church.”
“Pope Benedict XVI impacted the life of the Church through his intellectual, spiritual and pastoral commitment,” Archbishop Crotty said during Holy Mass at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Ouagadougou Archdiocese.
He added, “Benedict XVI was a man of prayer, of faith and a great example.”
“Intellectually, he gave much to the Church. All the books he wrote during his earthly life have left us a great intellectual heritage,” the representative of the Holy Father in Burkina Faso said, adding that “Benedict XVI continued the great missions of St. Pope John Paul II.”