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(LifeSiteNews) — This is John-Henry Westen coming to you from Rome on January 5th, 2023. We are here at the funeral of Pope Benedict XVI. As you can see behind me, there’s still the fog lifting in the morning. It’s a cool 5°C here (41°F), and we just passed by hundreds, if not thousands, of priests and religious queuing to get into the funeral. And there are hundreds of faithful. You can see media crowding behind us here as we all cover this historic day.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Thousands attend Pope Benedict’s funeral in Rome

We’ve got a lot to offer to you as well today on this special episode of The John-Henry Westen Show. We’re going to have a look at President Joe Biden’s very odd response to his press secretary saying that Pope Benedict seemed to not want the Bidens to come. We know that Justin Trudeau is also not coming. But there are dignitaries here: the queen of Spain and (maybe, we’re not sure yet) her husband, Juan Carlos. Also, the king of Belgium, King Felipe, was here as well. Of course, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was here. Many dignitaries present. We’re going to bring you that and much more on this special episode of The John-Henry Westen Show.

Also joining me on this episode are LifeSiteNews’s Vatican correspondents, Michael Haynes and Louis Knuffke, as well as senior correspondent Jim Hale. It’s no secret that Benedict’s death not only marks the end of an era, but ushers us traditional Catholics into a period of uncertainty. This episode of The John-Henry Westen Show seeks to answer the following questions:

  • What is the lasting legacy of Pope Benedict XVI?
  • Will Pope Francis continue his suppression of the Traditional Latin Mass?
  • Will the LGBT agenda continue to gain steam in the Church?
  • Will the Church witness even more radical changes, including schism?
  • How should traditional Catholics respond in this emerging era of new uncertainties and challenges?

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John-Henry is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of He and his wife Dianne and their eight children live in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.

He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout North America, Europe and Asia. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum an annual strategy meeting for pro-life leaders worldwide. He co-founded Voice of the Family and serves on the executive of the Canadian National March for Life Committee, and the annual National Pro-Life Youth Conference.

He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization.  He has run three times for political office in the province of Ontario representing the Family Coalition Party.

John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology.