As published this morning by the Vatican News:

“Statement of Matteo Bruni, Director of the Holy See Press Office,

‘With sorrow I inform you that the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, passed away today at 9:34 in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican. Further information will be provided as soon as possible.'”

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Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

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