Munich (dpa / lby) - State Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm called the day of the funeral service for Benedict XVI. a "very special day" in Rome. "We say goodbye to a person who has shaped the Catholic Church for a long time," said Bedford-Strohm on Thursday. He traveled to the celebrations with a delegation from Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU).
If you put the terms love and truth, which are particularly important for both Benedict and Francis, side by side, then Benedict's emphasis is more on truth and Francis' emphasis on love, according to Bedford-Strohm's assessment.
Pope Francis will arrange the funeral service for his predecessor Emeritus Benedict.