A mysterious moment during the last farewell of Benedict XVI. Black birds appeared above the heads of the mourners. The cross caught everyone's attention

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The world said goodbye to Benedict XVI.

A puzzling moment during the last farewell of Benedict XVI. Black birds appeared over the mourners' heads. The cross also caught everyone's attention

As the “Interia” portal reminds, Pope Benedict XVI died on Saturday, December 31, 2022. The funeral ceremonies of the late Pope Emeritus began at St. Peter on Thursday, January 5 at 9:30. Pope Francis presided over the Mass. A strange thing happened during the service. What happened?

The world says goodbye to Benedict XVI

Tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square to say goodbye to Pope Benedict XVI. The funeral of the retired pope was a sensation, because so far we had not dealt with two popes functioning side by side. Pope Francis presided over a memorial service for his predecessor.

Many officials from various countries attended the funeral. Among them was President Andrzej Duda, as well as Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. Only two countries had official state delegations. They were delegations from Italy and Germany. This was related to the late pope's wish that his funeral be as modest as possible.

Black birds over mourners

< p>Unexpectedly, during the funeral mass, two black birds appeared above the heads of the mourners. After a while, they were joined by a third one, which flew low enough to touch people in the crowd of mourners.

It was not the only symbolic image that the faithful had the opportunity to see that day. Just after the beginning of the Holy Mass, the dome of St. Peter was shrouded in mist. However, during the reading of the Gospel, the eyes of the mourners saw a sunlit cross.

A puzzling moment during the last farewell of Benedict XVI. Black birds appeared above the mourners' heads. The cross also caught everyone's attention

The cypress coffin with the body of Benedict XVI will be placed in the Vatican Grottoes, in the place where the remains of Pope John Paul II rested. This part of the funeral will be private and will not be broadcast.

How do you think the appearance of black birds over the crowd of mourners can be interpreted?

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