Ecclesiastes 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
- 65,000 View Benedict XVI’s Body Lying in State at Vatican
- The 95 year old Pope passed on Dec 31
- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI ‘s body, his head resting on a pair of crimson pillows, lay in state in St. Peter’s Basilica on Monday as tens of thousands queued to pay tribute to the pontiff who shocked the world by retiring a decade ago.
- On the eve of the first of three days of viewing, Italian security officials had said at least 25,000-30,000 people would come on Monday. But by the end of the first day’s viewing, some 65,000 persons had passed by the bier, the Vatican said.
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