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DePaul mourns Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

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This article was updated on Jan. 2 to reflect updated service information.

In honor of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s passing and in keeping with the spiritual traditions of the Church and the university, memorial Masses are planned for faculty, staff, and students as part of the period of mourning. Masses will be held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 4, in the St. Louise de Marillac Chapel (Lincoln Park Student Center) and Miraculous Medal Chapel (Loop Lewis Center). All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

Robert L. Manuel, president of DePaul, expressed his sorrow following the passing of Benedict on Saturday at age 95.

"On behalf of the DePaul University community, we join the world in mourning the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. An eminent scholar and theologian, he served with wisdom and humility in ardent faith to the Church and the pursuit of a more peaceful world," Manuel says. "We will remember and draw inspiration from his lifelong devotion to the Church, belief in the power of prayer, and insightful scholarly teachings, which will undoubtedly be studied by future generations. The DePaul community prays for his eternal peace."