Pope Benedict XVI Says He Is Preparing For Death “I’m Spending My Last Period On Earth”
Feb 7, 2018 – Pope Benedict XVI Says He Is Preparing For Death “I’m Spending My Last Period On Earth”
Retired Catholic Pope Benedict XVI, who will mark his 91st birthday in April, told an Italian newspaper today that he is preparing for death.
“I was moved by the fact that so many readers of your paper want to know how I am spending this last period of my life.
“The only thing I can say about this is that, as my physical strength slowly fades, I am on an interior pilgrimage towards home,’’ the former pontiff said.
According to him, it is a great grace to be surrounded, in this last stretch that is sometimes a bit strenuous, by so much love and goodness that he could have never imagined.
Benedict, born Joseph Ratzinger in Germany, retired in February 2013, citing the strains of old age, while his papacy was struggling with cronyism and corruption allegations in the Vatican bureaucracy.
He was to first pope to retire in almost 600 years.
He has since been living in a monastery inside Vatican grounds and his successor Pope Francis often pays tribute to him.
February 7, 2018 at 3:19 PM
May your journey to your final destination be safe Papa Emeritus.
We love you.
February 7, 2018 at 3:46 PM
Conservative pope and a trail blazer in theology.prof full.of.ideologies but liberalism wouldnt allow him thrive
February 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM
God has indeed Bless you. May your homeward journey be splendid sailing. Peace be upon you admirable papal.
February 7, 2018 at 8:52 PM
A great theologian, perfect homeward journey Papa Benedictus!!
February 8, 2018 at 5:32 AM
Papa emeritus,, remember us in your prayers
February 8, 2018 at 8:13 PM
Dear Holy Father
Your journey home shall surprise you, as every preparation for your return has taken its shape. Only waiting for the appointed moment
The holy ones will welcome you surely!
February 9, 2018 at 11:26 AM
I wish u save journey. papa.
February 10, 2018 at 7:52 AM
Though I am not a Catholic but I really love you
February 10, 2018 at 9:08 AM
Let the will of God be done upon you
February 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM
you will forever live
February 11, 2018 at 2:07 PM
May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ always and everywhere be with you and may our Mother Mary guide you