Vatican says health of retired pope Benedict XVI 'worsening'
December 28, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI 's health has worsened over the past hours due to advanced age and doctors are constantly monitoring his condition, the Vatican said Wednesday, as Pope Francis appealed to the faithful to pray for his "very ill" predecessor "until the end."
Vatican spokesperson Matteo Bruni said Francis went to visit the frail, 95-year-old Benedict in the monastery on Vatican grounds where he has lived since retiring in February 2013.
"Regarding the health condition of the emeritus pope, for whom Pope Francis asked for prayers at the end of his general audien...