King Charles, the Prime Minister and Catholic Bishops of the United Kingdom Statements on the Death of Benedict XVI

The leaders of the United Kingdom released statements on the death of the retired Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who died on December 31, 2022.
The Catholic Bishops of the United Kingdom released the following statement with words from, Cardinal Vincent Nichols:
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who served as Supreme Pontiff from April 2005 to February 2013, has died aged 95, the Vatican has confirmed. A short statement from Matteo Bruni, Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, said: “With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34am in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican.”Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops’ Conference, said:“I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Pope Benedict. He will be remembered as one of the great theologians of the 20th century.
“I remember with particular affection the remarkable Papal Visit to these lands in 2010. We saw his courtesy, his gentleness, the perceptiveness of his mind and the openness of his welcome to everybody that he met.”
“He was through and through a gentleman, through and through a scholar, through and through a pastor, through and through a man of God – close to the Lord and always his humble servant.”
“Pope Benedict is very much in my heart and in my prayers. I give thanks to God for his ministry and leadership.”The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales will celebrate Requiem Masses for the repose of the soul of the late Pope Emeritus in their cathedrals.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP wrote: 
I am saddened to learn of the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. He was a great theologian whose UK visit in 2010 was an historic moment for both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout our country. My thoughts are with Catholic people in the UK and around the world today. The King of England, Charles I, wrote on Twitter:

Source of Bishops' Statement: