Vatican: Pope Emeritus Benedict’s Health Has Deteriorated
The reasoning behind now-Pope Emeritus Benedict’s decision to step aside form the papacy is beginning to become clear:
The Telegraph - although it is generally agreed Benedict has appeared weaker in recent months.
Spanish journalist Ms Borerro stands by her claims, saying: ‘Benedict is in a very bad way.
‘In the last 15 days he has undergone a tremendous physical deterioration.’
There has been some speculation that Benedict chose to resign when he did because he would have been physically unable to preside over the jam-packed events that occur in the week between Palm Sunday and Easter.
I hope he stays with us long enough to see the church step away from its obsession with sex, and focus on poverty.
Probably just wishful thinking that that would ever happen though.
Or he wanted to be able to influence who his successor would be.
There’s no evidence that happened