The latest news of Benedict’s condition came from his biographer, Peter Seewald, who visited the Pope Emeritus over the weekend.
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Pope Benedict's biographer Peter Seewald told PNP the former pope has been "very frail" since his return from visiting his older brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, in Bavaria in June. Georg Ratzinger died July 1.
While unable to attend Msgr. Georg Ratzinger’s funeral in Regensburg, the pope emertius, Benedict XVI, expressed gratitude for the time he spent with his older brother during his trip to Bavaria less than two weeks before his death.
Msgr. Ratzinger discusses his brother, his life as a priest, his passion for music, and his memories of his brother’s predecessor, Pope St. John Paul II.
The pope emeritus is keeping informed on the coronavirus pandemic and prays daily for the sick and suffering.
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