Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI of the Catholic Church passed away due to poor health a few days ago at the age of 95. The Diocese of Hong Kong arranged to hold condolences at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Caine Road today (2nd). Some citizens said that they felt sad when they heard the news , "Dian Jie will leave us so soon, I feel very unhappy." He also said that he learned from Benedict XVI to pray more for world peace.
The bishop of the Catholic Hong Kong Diocese, Zhou Shouren, also went to the church this morning to express his condolences. He expressed his sadness at the death of the former Pope, describing him as a hall-level theologian.
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception today arranged condolences for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. A condolence book was set up in the church with a photo of Pope Benedict XVI. Many citizens and believers came to sign their condolences.
At 10:00 this morning, Bishop Chou Shou-jen of the Diocese of Hong Kong and Vicar Kam Po-wai arrived at the church to express their condolences.
Zhou Shouren said that when he went to Rome last September, he had already learned that Benedict XVI's health had deteriorated, so he was not surprised by the news of his death, but still felt sad.
He described Benedict XVI as a man of courage, "He can have the courage to resign. Some people in the church think that he should not resign, but he will not stick to this position for the overall benefit of the church. respect."
In addition, Zhou Shouren pointed out that Benedict XVI dealt with the relevant clergy with a strict attitude in the face of the church's clergy involved in the sexual assault scandal, and prohibited the church from money laundering. His actions are respectable.
He pointed out that Benedict XVI is a "palace-level theologian" with a solid theological foundation.
Zhou Shouren said that when he was in Rome in September, he learned that Benedict XVI's health had deteriorated, so he was not surprised by the news of his death, but felt sad.
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Mr. Chen, who was there to express his condolences, said that he was sad when he heard the news, "I feel very unhappy that Dian Xie will leave us so soon." He pointed out that he learned from Benedict XVI to pray more for world peace.
Ms. Zhou, who came to express condolences, believed that Benedict XVI was kind to the elders and young people. It was a pity when he resigned as Pope, and she came here today to remember him.
She also praised him for adhering to the principles of the church, "He opposes homosexuality. Although homosexuality is a personal freedom, he does not want to have homosexuality, because Catholic marriage is between a man and a woman."
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception has allowed believers to come to express their condolences for three consecutive days. The Catholic Hong Kong Diocese will hold a funeral mass for Benedict XVI on Wednesday.
The death of Benedict XVI｜The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong deeply mourns the arrangement of the memorial mass to be announced later My own prayer: the world is full of hatred, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has passed away. Pope Francis and world leaders mourn the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the age of 95