Leaders of Vietnam on January 5 offered condolences to the Vatican on the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
Pope Benedict XVI at Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on December 31, 2012. (File photo: AFP/VNA)
President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc sent a message of condolences to Pope Francis while Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính extended condolences to the Vatican's Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI passed away on December 31, 2022 at the age of 95./.