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December 31, 2022 /
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CHICAGO — Robert L. Manuel, president of DePaul University, expressed his sorrow following the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who died Dec. 31 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 said. “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.”
In honor of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s passing and in keeping with the spiritual traditions of the Church and the university, memorial services will be planned for faculty, staff, and students as part of the period of mourning. Service details will be shared when they are made available.