Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to lead his final general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Feb. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Catholic World News has a
report on remarks Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made to a friend visiting him
fine. I live like a monk,” Benedict XVI told an old German friend who visited
him recently at his new residence in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery on the
Lutz, a German scholar who is a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
and the Pontifical Academy for Life, told Bild
Zeitung that he found the
retired Pontiff “physically weaker and a bit more stooped” than a few months
earlier, but still mentally alert and cheerful. He said that the Pope-emeritus
found himself thoroughly in accord with the theological statements of Pope
XVI described his current life as quiet and relaxed. “I read, I pray. I’m
fine,” he said.
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