pope Benedict XVI
2 Dec 2020
The former pope Benedict XVI has difficulty speaking but is still "lucid and smiling," according to a new cardinal who met the 93-year-old at the weekend.
1 Jul 2020
Former pope Benedict XVI's brother has died aged 96, the Vatican said Wednesday, just over two weeks after the retired pontiff made an exceptional trip to Germany to see him.
5 May 2020
Former Pope Benedict XVI accuses opponents of wanting to 'silence' him while attacking gay marriage in a new authorised biography published Monday in Germany according to a report by The Daily Mail. Despite leaving office in 2013, the 93-year-old, whose original name is Joseph Ratzinger, has not given up contributing to social debates, and he…
4 May 2020
Traditionalist former Pope Benedict XVI accuses opponents of wanting to "silence" him while attacking gay marriage in vehement terms in a new authorised biography published Monday in Germany. The 93-year-old, whose original name is Joseph Ratzinger, claims in "Benedict XVI - A Life" that he has fallen victim to a "malignant distortion of reality" in…
8 Feb 2018
In a rare public statement, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said that he is becoming increasingly frail but is at peace with the prospect of death.Benedict became the first Pope in 600 years to resign from the Seat of St Peter when he stepped down in February 2013.