Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, priest at Farm Street Church, will be presenting catechesis on the legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict on Radio Maria England on Monday 16th and Thursday 19th January at 4pm. The radio station will also be broadcasting an Aid to the Church in Need Requiem Mass for Pope Benedict in the church at 6pm on Monday 16th. You can tune into these programmes directly via the Radio Maria England website here (other listening options are also available).
Benedict passed away on New Year’s Eve at the age of 95. In a statement issued that day, the Jesuits in Britain said:
As Pope, he led the global Church through a delicate period, drawing on his faith and his vast theological expertise to provide spiritual sustenance and stability during turbulent times. His historic State visit to Britain in 2010 strengthened the faith of many Catholics here and cemented friendly and fruitful relations between the UK and the Holy See.
The Jesuits have a special, affective bond to the Pope, expressed in a vow of obedience to him in regard to missions. We pray for him in death as in life. Pope Benedict was unfailingly generous in his understanding of our vocation of service to the Church, and for this we will always be grateful.
May he rest in peace.
[Photo: Jesuits of General Congregation 35 meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, February 2008]
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