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Declaration from the International Federation of Catholic Universities on the death of His Holiness, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Paris, January 2nd, 2023

Declaration from the International Federation of Catholic Universities on the death of His Holiness, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

The International Federation of Catholic Universities mourns the passing of His Holiness Pope Benedict and honors his legacy. A powerful theological voice, Pope Benedict was particularly attuned to the mission of Catholic universities and committed to further the dialogue between faith and reason, which he insisted had in Christ its true incarnation. Always supportive of the role of Catholic universities to further the mission of the Church, Pope Benedict inspired faculty and teachers to excel in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge and in the contribution to the common good, prompting us all to teach the faith and make it credible to human reason, while awakening in students an innate search for truth and transcendence.

Upon his return to the house of the Father, we pray may he rest in peace.

The President

Isabel Capeloa Gil