Representing the Syrian Arab Republic, Ambassador Houssam al-Din Ala participated Thursday in the funeral ceremony of the former Pope Benedict XVI.
Pope Francis paid tribute to his predecessor, former pope Benedict XVI Thursday in a grand funeral attended by a number of Presidents and Ambassadors to the Holy See at St. Peter’s Square.
Benedict, the first pontiff in almost 600 years to resign his position rather than hold office for life, died aged 95 on December 31 at a monastery in Vatican City.
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