Bethlehem University community celebrated a Mass for the repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in the Chapel of the Divine Child at Bethlehem University on Thursday, 5 January 2023.

Bethlehem University extends its condolences to His Holiness Pope Francis and all members of the Catholic Church around the world.

Bethlehem University was founded to serve the Palestinian people through education, as a joint venture and initiative between the Brothers of Christian Schools, De La Salle, and the Vatican. It was supported by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI during the time he was Pope and we are grateful for that support. The Chancellor of the University is always the Pope’s representative in Jerusalem.

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