Nagpaabot ng pakikiramay, pagpupuri at paggunita ang ibat-ibang Faith Community sa buong mundo sa yumaong Pope Benedict XVI. Libo-libong tao ang nakiramay at bumisita sa mga labi ng papa hindi lang mga lider ng bansa kundi pari mga lider ng ibat-ibat secta ng Kristianismo.
“On behalf of the World Council of Churches, I express our deepest condolences on the passing of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. He was the first pope to have come from a country, Germany, with a roughly equal balance between Protestants and Catholics, and one that had been at the very centre of the 16th century Reformation.”Reverend Ioan Sauca,- the acting general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC)
“Joseph Ratzinger made theological contributions with great acumen and intellectual succinctness that have impressed Christianity at large and the public far beyond the Catholic Church. At the same time, they gave orientation to many people.”President Annette Kurschus – president of the Council of the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD)
“I would like to say two additional words of remembrance with respect and love and gratitude to the recently deceased His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, who at the beginning of his Pontifical Primate ministry officially visited our Ecumenical Patriarchate. Here, in this room, we signed a joint declaration. We worked together repeatedly. Read morePatriarch Bartholomew – Head of the Greek Orthodox Church
“Having had the opportunity to personally meet the late Pope several times, I was able to testify – we read – his deep love for Eastern Christianity and, in particular, his sincere respect for the tradition of Russian Orthodoxy”,Patriarch Kirill of Moscow
Kinikilala si Pope Benedict XVi bilang isang mahusay na theologian, tuon at tapat sa gawaing pagkakaisa (ecumenism) ng mga simbahang Kristiano.