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Pope Benedict XVI Health Update: Pope Francis Says He’s Very Sick

Pope Benedict XVI is fighting for his life at the moment! Not long ago, Pope Francis shared a health update about Pope Benedict during his general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday.

Pope Francis spilled the beans on his predecessor Pope Benedict’s health on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. Continue reading further to learn how Pope Benedict XVI is feeling right now.

How is Pope Benedict XVI right now?

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Pope Benedict XVI is a retired prelate of the Catholic Church who served as the head of the Church and the sovereign of the Vatican City State from April 19, 2005, until his resignation on February 28, 2013.

Pope Francis has stated that his predecessor Pope Benedict, the 95-year-old former pontiff who resigned from the post nine years ago is very sick at the moment. He shared the health update after a deterioration in his health on Wednesday.

During the general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday, Pope Francis said, “I want to ask you all for a special prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict who sustains the Church in his silence. He is very sick.”

Francis went on to say, “We ask the Lord to console and sustain him in this witness of love for the Church to the very end.” Later on, a Vatican spokesman confirmed that “in the last few hours there has been a deterioration due to the advancement of (Benedict’s) age.”

The spokesman, Matteo Bruni, further added, “The situation at the moment remains under control and continually monitored by his doctors.” He also stated that Francis has paid a visit to his predecessor Pope Benedict at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery in Vatican City after his general audience.

Holy See Press Office Director Matteo Bruni had a chat with the reporters and further added that he could “confirm that in the last few hours there has been an worsening of his condition due to advancing age.”

Archbishop Wilton Gregory asked Catholics to pray for Pope Benedict XVI

In a Twitter post shared on Wednesday, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, DC, asked Catholics and “folks of good will to pray for Benedict XVI.” Gregory talked about Benedict and said, “He served our Church in many roles – priest, scholar, diocesan bishop, curial official, & Pontiff. May Christ reward him for his loving service.”

Back in the year 2013, Pope Benedict XVI shocked everyone by announcing that he had made the most unprecedented decision to resign from his post. At the moment, he is 95 years old.

As per a report by ABC News, this year, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Christmas at his residence in the Vatican at the former Mater Ecclesiae Monastery. It has been reported by the media outlet that a Christmas mass was celebrated for him in the little chapel in his home.

We hope that Pope Benedict XVI gets better soon. Wishing him a speedy recovery. You can drop your good wishes for him in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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