Joe Biden praises Pope Benedict’s devotion to Church, lasting legacy

President Biden on Saturday praised Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s devotion to the Catholic Church and lasting legacy as a “renowned theologian” in mourning the pontiff’s passing.

Benedict, who turned the Pope to resign in 600 a long time, died before Saturday at the Vatican. He was 95.

“Jill and I join Catholics all over the world, and so many many others, in mourning the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI,” Mr. Biden explained. “He will be remembered as a renowned theologian, with a life time of devotion to the Church, guided by his ideas and faith.”

Mr. Biden, who met with Benedict at the Vatican in 2011, stated he would “always bear in mind his generosity and welcome as very well as our meaningful conversation” and hoped the late prelate’s “focus on the ministry of charity continue to be an inspiration to us all.”

“May his aim on the ministry of charity go on to be an inspiration to us all,” Mr. Biden mentioned.

– Mark A. Kellner contributed to this tale.