Resigned Pope Benedict XVI’s health ‘deteriorating’: Vatican


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Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said Pope Francis visited his predecessor on Wednesday at the Montessori on the Vatican grounds where the pontiff emeritus has lived since leaving office in February 2013.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s health is deteriorating due to age-related problems and doctors are monitoring the health of the 95-year-old former pope. The Vatican gave this information on Wednesday. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said Pope Francis visited his predecessor on Wednesday at the Montessori on the Vatican grounds where the pontiff emeritus has lived since leaving office in February 2013. Earlier, Pope Francis had appealed to followers to pray for the Pope Emeritus.

“As regards the state of health of the Pope Emeritus, Pope Francis appealed for prayer this morning,” Bruni said in a written statement. I can confirm that health is deteriorating due to age in the last time. “According to the statement,” the situation is currently under control and the doctors are continuously monitoring it. After a traditional address in the Vatican Auditorium, said Benedict was ‘very ill’ and appealed to followers to pray for the retired pope.

Pope Francis did not give details of Benedict’s position. In February 2013, Benedict resigned from the papacy for the first time in its six-hundred-year history. He is 95 years old and is living in a convent on the Vatican grounds. The former Pope’s health has declined greatly in recent years. Benedict has been spending his time in prayer and meditation since leaving the papacy. “I would like to ask you to say a special prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict, who is in a state of calm,” Pope Francis said at the end of an hour-long address. I want to tell you that he is very ill.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.



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