Vatican authorities estimated some 100,000 would attend the ceremony of the resigned pope, higher than an original estimate of 60,000 according to media reports.
Pope Benedict XVI died on Saturday at the age of 95 in the secluded Vatican monastery where he had lived since his shock resignation in 2013.
Earlier this week, Pope Francis disclosed that his predecessor was "very sick", and asked people to pray for him.
Evidence shows that late pope intentionally disregarded cases of child abuse by priests during his administration as archbishop of Krakow.
Catholic Church leader Pope Francis said the European Union member nations have to come together and collaborate on unified policy and help migrants.
Wrapping up his Canadian visit, Francis said he repeatedly condemned the system that severed family ties and attempted to impose new cultural beliefs as “catastrophic” to generations of Indigenous peoples.
Pope Francis began a fraught visit to Canada to apologise to Indigenous peoples for abuses by missionaries at residential schools, a key step in the Catholic Church’s efforts to reconcile with Native communities.
Pope Francis has expressed concern over "rising tensions" in Ukraine that threaten peace, and called for political talks that emphasise "human brotherhood instead of partisan interests."
Pope Francis spoke about the recent report that says some 330,000 French children were abused by clergy.
The information was contained in two documents, a consolidated financial statement for 2020 for the Holy See and the first-ever public budget for the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See.
President Joe Biden convenes world leaders at a “moment of peril” to combat the climate crisis, drawing commitments from China and Russia to cooperate on cutting emissions despite their disputes with US.
Pope Francis' ongoing efforts to clean up Vatican governance reaches a milestone with the first ever jail sentence issued by a Vatican state court in relation to financial crimes.
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