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Assumption University mourns the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Assumption University mourns the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who passed away on December 31, 2022 – the Feast of a fellow pope, St. Sylvester. The former pope will be remembered for his impressive intellectualism resulting in many theological works, which have contributed significantly to Catholic thought. Assumption University is grateful to the former pope who, on the occasion of our 150th anniversary, imparted his special apostolic blessing. We join with the rest of the Catholic world in offering a prayer: Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.