Retired Pope Benedict XVI unwell after go to to Germany


Berlin, August 3

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has fallen unwell after his return from a visit to his native Bavaria to go to his brother, who died a month in the past, a German newspaper reported Monday.

The each day Passauer Neue Presse quoted Peter Seewald, a biographer of the retired pontiff, as saying that the 93-year-old has been affected by a facial an infection since his return to Rome.

Seewald, who has printed a number of book-length interviews with Benedict, handed over a duplicate of the biography to the previous pontiff on Saturday, the newspaper reported.

He described Benedict as being optimistic and speaking about probably writing himself if his power picks up, although he stated that Benedict is bodily very frail.

In June, Benedict made a four-day go to to the Bavarian metropolis of Regensburg to see his ailing brother. It was his first journey out of Italy since he resigned as pope in 2013.

The Reverend Georg Ratzinger died on July 1 at age 96.

Benedict has lived at a monastery within the Vatican City since shortly after his retirement.

Elected to the papacy in 2005 to succeed St. John Paul II, the previous Joseph Ratzinger was the primary pontiff in 600 years to resign the put up.

He was succeeded by Pope Francis. AP



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