The pope emeritus is lying in state in St. Peter’s Basilica, where some 65,000 mourners, including Roman Catholic faithful and tourists, had paid last respects by Monday evening.
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- Benedict XVI Lies in State in St. Peter’s Basilica (nytimes.com)
- Pope Benedict Lies In State, Drawing Thousands of Mourners (nytimes.com)