The presence of the former pontiff and his successor in the Vatican has at times been exasperating. Pope Francis recently visited
Benedict at his retirement residence in a former convent inside the Vatican gardens. Where Vatican later in a statement said “Benedict has suffered a sudden worsening of his health in recent hours”. Asking the church to pray for him.
Former 95 year old pope Benedict was the first German pope in 1,000 years and the first pontiff in 600 years to resigned. He succeed Pope John Paul II, when he was elected on April 19, 2005.
Benedict shocked the world and the council of cardinals when he made public his resolve to resign in Feb. 11, 2013 due to health reasons. Prompting the election of pope Francis, the first latin America pope on March 13, 2013.Follow us on social media