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By Pamela Seal 
Diocese of Lake Charles 

LAKE CHARLES — The Diocese of Lake Charles joined thousands around the world in honoring the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on January 5, 2023, the same day he was laid to rest in the grottos of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The former pontiff died at the age of 95 on December 31, 2022. 

By Pamela Seal 
Diocese of Lake Charles 

LAKE CHARLES — If there is one word that sums up “Festival of Nations: Celebrating the Epiphany of the Lord,” it would be unity. 

The inaugural bilingual event hosted by the Diocese of Lake Charles at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Founders’ Hall on Saturday, January 7, attracted nearly 600 hundred people of all ages for an opportunity to embrace traditions of other countries, but more importantly to come together as one faith to adore the Lord just as the Three Wise Men did more than two thousand years ago. 

December 31, 2022
Statement from Bishop Glen John Provost:
On the Passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has returned to His Lord.   As a man of faith, a scholarly teacher, and a keen observer of world events, this servant of God understood the sweep of history and our place within it.