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Pope Benedict XVI: Shingles
« on: August 03, 2020, 03:12:05 PM »
           The former pope Benedict XVI, the first pontiff in 600 years to resign instead of ruling for life, is seriously ill, a German newspaper has reported.

The newspaper, Passauer Neue Presse, cited Benedict’s biographer, the German author Peter Seewald, who met the 93-year-old emeritus pope at the Vatican on Saturday.

Seewald said Benedict, who has been in poor health for some time, was suffering from shingles, a viral infection that causes painful rashes and is common among older people.

Seewald said Benedict’s voice was barely audible – something other visitors have said for months – and that the former pope told him he might pick up writing again if he regains his strength.    In Benedict's chart notice all the activity in his 9th House of church, religion, long trip to see brother in Germany.

In June, Benedict, who lives in a former convent in the Vatican gardens, left Italy for the first time since his resignation    in 2013 for an emotional farewell visit to his older brother Georg in their native Bavaria.

Georg Ratzinger died on 1 July aged 96.   The two brothers were ordained priests on the same day in 1951.
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