Death of His Holiness, Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus

“Bishop Oscar Solis joins our Catholic faith community all over the world in mourning the death of a wise and holy theologian, a humble dedicated shepherd and Vicar of Christ, and encourages the faithful of our Diocese to unite in prayer that the angels lead Pope Benedict into paradise and may God grant him eternal rest and peace.”

We are saddened by the passing of Pope Benedict XVI. As theologian, bishop and pope he leaves an outstanding legacy. He will be remembered for his scholarly writings and for his outstanding life-long dedication to the Church. His decision to retire from the Papacy and loyal support for Pope Francis reflected his desire to serve the Church with an energy that was diminished only because of his age. Above all, Pope Benedict XVI was known for his patience, kindness and willingness to confront difficult challenges that he encountered. We pray that he might have the eternal rest, light and happiness he deserves.    

The Most Reverend Oscar A. Solis, Bishop of Salt Lake City                                              

Death of His Holiness, Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus

Bishop Oscar A. Solis has suggested that all of the pastors/administrators of our parishes throughout the Diocese of Salt Lake City celebrate a Memorial Mass for Pope Benedict XVI at a time most convenient for the faithful on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, January 3-5, 2023, to assist this local Church in joining the Church of Rome in raising to almighty God prayers of gratitude for the deceased pontiff.  

El Obispo Solis ha sugerido que todos los párrocos/administradores de nuestras parroquias en toda la Diócesis celebren una Misa en Memoria del Papa Benedicto a la hora más conveniente para los feligreses ya sea el martes, miércoles o incluso el jueves, del 3 al S de enero de 2023, para que nuestra Iglesia local se una a la Iglesia de Roma y eleve a Dios Todopoderoso oraciones de gratitud por el fallecido Pontifice.