SECOND REPORT FROM KATH.NET in Germany:
Pope Francis asks for prayers for ‘very ill’ Benedict XVI
Vatican City (kath.net/ KAP)
In a press release, the Vatican announced today at around 11:30 a.m.:
“Regarding the health of the Pope Emeritus, for whom Pope Francis requested prayer at the end of this morning’s general audience, I can confirm that there has been a deterioration in recent hours due to advancing age. The situation is currently still under control and is constantly monitored by the doctors. Following the general audience, Pope Francis went to the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery to visit Benedict XVI. We join him in praying for the Pope Emeritus”.