Lord Mayor opens Book of Condolence for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Paul Greenfield has opened Books of Condolence for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Books of Condolence are now available to sign online and also at the three main Council buildings- The Palace Armagh, Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre and Banbridge Civic Building from Wednesday 4th January.  Books will close at 4pm on Wednesday 18 January.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Paul Greenfield, said:  “There are many within the Borough for whom this passing will be deeply felt and we sympathise with all those who mourn Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s passing.”

The former Pope passed away on New Year’s Eve at the age of 95 and is lying in state in the Vatican until his funeral, which is due to take place on Thursday 5 January 2023.

The online Book of Condolence is available to sign by clicking the link below

Book of Condolence – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.