Farewell to Benedict XVI: TV stations show funeral services

Farewell to Benedict XVI: TV stations show funeral services

Benedict XVI died at the age of 95. (Photo: 2014 Giulio Napolitano / Shutterstock.com)

The Catholic Church bid farewell to the late Pope Benedict XVI. (1927-2022), died in Rome on New Year’s Eve at the age of 95. The funeral ceremonies, which will be held in Munich and Rome, will be broadcast by television stations in the coming days.

On Tuesday, January 3, B.R. Ferenchen will present a Requiem for the Deceased from the Liebfrauendom in Munich from 6pm to 7:15pm. Cardinal Reinhard Marx (69), Archbishop of Munich and Freising, held Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Ratzinger himself was Archbishop of Munich and Freising between 1977 and 1982 before becoming Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome. His work in Munich should be remembered as part of the Requiem. Commentary by Erwin Albrecht and Irene Eisman. The first shows Mass from 5:55 pm to 7:10 pm. An episode of “WaPo Bodensee” will be canceled for the sake of it, which will be pushed back to next Tuesday. “Who knows that?” It starts at 7:10pm, “Wirtschaft vor eight” at 7:55pm and “Tagesschau” as usual at 8pm.

Funeral celebrations in Rome

On Thursday, January 5th, from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., BR will show Pope Benedict XVI’s Mass. Live from Rome. His successor, Pope Francis, leads the funeral service in St. Peter’s Square. The funeral ceremony is expected to be attended by many guests also from his German homeland. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (66) and Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder (55) are expected to arrive. Erwin Albrecht and Elisabeth Möst will comment on the service, BR Editor-in-Chief Christian Nietzsche (51) with guests on site. From 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the station also shows a recap for the day. According to the announcement, the film, directed by Christian Wohlfel and Eckhart Koerner, is also accompanied by pilgrims, mountain shooters and a delegation from the Free State of Bavaria on their way to the funeral service in Rome.

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