Churches and Ecclesial Communities represented at funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

5 Jan 2023

On the occasion of the funeral of His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, many Churches, Ecclesial communities and international Christian organizations sent representatives of which the list is here below. Many messages of condolence were also sent.



Ecumenical Patriarchate 
His Eminence Emmanuel, Metropolitan of Chalcedon 
His Eminence Polycarp, Metropolitan of Italy

Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa 
His Eminence Gennadios, Metropolitan  of Botswana

Patriarchate of Moscow
His Eminence Antonij, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate
Mr Ivan Nikolaev, Assistant of the Department

Serbian Patriarchate
His Grace Andrej, Bishop of Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Malta

Patriarchate of Romania
His Grace Siluan, Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Italy
His Grace Atanasie of Bogdania, Auxiliary Bishop

Patriarchate of Bulgaria
Reverend Father Ivan Ivanov, Administrator of the Bulgarian Communities in Italy

Orthodox Church of Cyprus
His Eminence Basilios, Metropolitan of Konstantia

Orthodox Church of Greece
His Eminence Ignatios, Metropolitan of Dimitriade
Reverend Archimandrite Amfilochios Miltos

Orthodox Church in America (OCA)
His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America
Reverend Alessandro Margheritino, Secretary of the Orthodox Church in America

Orthodox Church of North Macedonia
His Eminence Josif, Metropolitan of Tetovo-Gostivar
Reverend Deacon Stefan Gogovski



Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate
His Grace Barnaba El Soryany, Bishop for Italy

Armenian Apostolic Church – See of Etchmiadzin
His Eminence Khajag Barsamian, Representative of the Armenian Apostolic Church (See of Etchmiazin) to the Holy See
His Grace Bagrat Galstanyan, Primate, Diocese of Tavush in Armenia
His Grace Tiran Petrosyan, Pontifical Legate of Central Europe

Armenian Apostolic Church – See of Cilicia
His Eminence Nareg Alemezian

Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church
His Grace Abraham Mar Stephanos, Metropolitan of United Kingdom, Europe and Africa

Assyrian Church of the East
His Grace Mar Odisho Oraham, Bishop of Scandinavia and Germany
Reverend Rafed Maroki Zaia Dekhi Eliss



Old Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Union of Utrecht
Right Reverend Bishop Dr Heinrich Lederleitner, Austria

Anglican Communion
His Grace Archbishop Ian Ernest, Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Holy See, Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome
Right Reverend Bishop Christopher Hill, Representative of the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion
Right Reverend Bishop David Hamid, Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese in Europe

Lutheran World Federation
Reverend Pastor Dr Michael Jonas, Rome

World Methodist Council
Reverend Matthew Laferty, Director of the Methodist Ecumenical Office Rome

World Communion of Reformed Churches
Reverend Marco Fornerone, Tavola Valdese, Rome

World Evangelical Alliance
Reverend Samuel Chiang, Deputy Secretary General for Ministries of the World Evangelical Alliance

Salvation Army
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Morgan, Chief of Command, Italy



World Council of Churches
Very Reverend Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Moderator of the World Council of Churches

Italy - Youth Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
Dr Federico Serra, President of the Congress