Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died peacefully this morning. May he rest in peace.

Archbishop Mark will preside at Solemn Vespers on Tuesday 3rd January in Cardiff Cathedral at 6pm, to pray for the repose of his soul.  You are most welcome to attend. The Archbishop has said:

“Since he was a young man, Pope Benedict’s encounter with Jesus Christ gave the whole of his life a new horizon and a definitive direction. We give thanks to God for his life of witness to the truth of the Gospel. May he now enjoy an eternal face to face with the Lord whom he served so faithfully.”

A Mass for Pope Benedict’s soul will be offered in one of the AMDG parishes as soon as a vacant Mass intention is available.