‘He Loved God And Man’ – Peter Obi Mourns Pope Benedict
The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi has reacted to the death of Pope Benedict XVI who died at the age of 95.
As earlier reported by Naija News, the death of the Pope was confirmed on Saturday by the Vatican.
Taking to his Twitter account, Obi joined many others in mourning the global cleric whom he said left indelible historical marks.
Obi added that the late Pope Benedict evidently loved God and man.
He wrote: “Farewell Pope Emeritus, Pope Benedict XVI. Over the years, Pope Benedict remained a real shepherd of God’s people. He left indelible historical marks. His service to God and to humanity as a Priest, Archbishop, Cardinal and Pope bore eloquent witness to his genuine love for God and man. Rest on Pope Benedict XVI. -PO”
Former Pope Benedict led the Catholic Church for less than eight years, and in 2013 he became the first Pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415.
Benedict spent his final years at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery within the walls of the Vatican.
The current Pope, Francis noted that he visited Benedict at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery frequently.