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Former Pope Benedict ‘seriously ill' after visiting dying brother

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI pictured Munich Airport before returning to Rome in June
The former pope, Benedict XVI, has reportedly become severely ill after travelling to Germany to visit his dying brother.
Benedict, who was born Joseph Ratzinger and headed the Catholic church prior to Pope Francis, resigned in 2013 due to health reasons and had not left Italy since.
The 93-year-old is suffering from erysipelas of the face, an infection causing rashes and painful swelling, according to his biographer Peter Seewald.
In comments to Germany's Passauer Neue Presse newspaper, Mr Seewald...
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Former pope Benedict XVI reported to be seriously ill

Former pope Benedict XVI reported to be seriously ill

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Ex-pontiff, 93, has shingles after being in poor health for some time, says German newspaper 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.
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