Bishop Raymond Poisson, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, shared this statement on the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. View the statement here.

Let us all pray for the eternal rest of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

As one of the most important and celebrated theologians of the modern world, we thank Pope Benedict XVI for his life of service to the Church.

Lord, we pray your humble servant will rest in your arms this day and forever. Amen.