Newspaper reports say former Pope Benedict is seriously ill
BERLIN (GERMANY) – German newspaper Passauer Neue Presse reported on Monday, citing his biographer, that former Pope Benedict XVI is seriously ill after returning to the Vatican from a visit to Germany.
Author Peter Seewald told the daily that Benedict, aged 93, has become very weak and his voice is barely audible.
The report said, however at a meeting with Seewald on Saturday, German-born Benedict appeared positive. He said he might get back to writing again if he regains his strength. It was noted that he was suffering from shingles.
It was Benedict’s first trip outside Italy after 2013, the year he resigned from the papacy.
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