Seewald have presented the 93-Year-old on Saturday for his biography of the Pope Emeritus, wrote the "Passauer Neue Presse". At the Meeting, have been shown to Benedict XVI, but in spite of the viral disease, which is associated with exacerbations of severe pain, optimistic. As he stated, maybe he would grab, if the forces on the increase again, once more to spring.
The press office of the Vatican said on Monday, citing the Secretary of Benedict XVI, Georg Gänswein, the state of health of the Emeritus Pope was "no particular concern". The 93-Year-old recovering but just of the "acute Phase of a painful disease".
Pope, in the meantime, extremely frail
As the "Passauer Neue Presse" citing Seewald reported that the Emeritus Pope, meanwhile, is extremely frail. His thought and his memory were awake, his voice, however, barely audibly. The pre-written spiritual Testament of Benedict was to be released after his death.
As his last resting-place of the 93 had a-Year-old, according to the former tomb of St. John Paul II in the crypt of St. Peter's. This predecessor, he felt especially connected to. The sarcophagus is now venerated in a side chapel of St. Peter's Basilica.
Benedict XVI had visited in June for five days, his seriously ill brother, Georg Ratzinger in Regensburg, Germany. He died only a little later, at the age of 96 years.Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 20:19