#BreakingNews Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Dies at Age 95 in the Vatican on December 31 - RIP to the Retired Catholic Pontiff

The Holy See Press Office announced that the Pope Emeritus died at 9:34 AM on Saturday, December 31st, 2022, in the morning in his residence at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, which the 95-year-old Pope emeritus had chosen as his residence after resigning from the Petrine ministry in 2013.
(English follows the Italian at the 2:15 Mark below)
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Funeral Announcement and World Leaders Offer Condolences:
 “With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 AM in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican. Further information will be provided as soon as possible. As of Monday morning, 2 January 2023, the body of the Pope Emeritus will be in Saint Peter's Basilica so the faithful can pay their respects."
Already for several days, the health conditions of the Pope Emeritus had worsened due to advancing age, as the Press Office had reported in its updates of the evolving situation. 
 Pope Francis at the last General Audience of the year, on 28 December, revealed that Benedict XVI was "very ill".
The Pope had invited people to pray for the Pope Emeritus, who was "very ill," so that the Lord might console him and support him "in this witness of love for the Church until the end." Following this invitation, prayer initiatives sprung up and multiplied on all continents, along with an outpouring of messages of solidarity and closeness from secular leaders.
Funeral plans During a briefing at the Holy See Press office at midday, the director, Matteo Bruni, told journalists that Pope Francis will preside over the funeral of the Pope Emeritus on 5 January at 9.30 CET in St. Peter's Square.
Source: Edited from Vatican News