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Benedict XVI, according to the Vatican, is “very quiet”.

The Pope Emeritus spent the night under medical supervision. The Vatican said he was “fully lucid and awake” but in a serious condition. Pope Francis asks for prayer again.

Benedict XVI According to the Vatican, things are going well under the current circumstances. “It’s very quiet,” said the former monastery Mater Ecclesia, where the Pope Emeritus has lived for ten years. Josef Ratzinger is in the bedroom on the first floor of the former convent and is said to have celebrated Mass and stole on his shoulders.

He is assisted by his private secretary, Bishop Georg Ganswein, and the Vatican nurse, Brother Eligius. The Italian news agency ANSA reported that Patrizio Polesca, a personal physician, was also present.

He reported breathing problems to the Vatican

“The Pope Emeritus managed to recover well last night, is fully lucid and awake, and today his condition remains serious but stable,” Pope Francis spokesman Matteo Bruni said on Thursday. current pope Francis He renews his call to pray for the Emeritus Pope in these “difficult hours”.

Pope Francis was on Wednesday He said in his general audience that his predecessor was “very ill”.. He called to pray for the 95-year-old. He reported to the Vatican about “breathing problems” that Benedict had complained of before Christmas. His condition is said to have deteriorated “about three days ago”. Accordingly, to Benedict XVI. Hospitalization is not planned. His residence in the former monastery of Mater Ecclesiae in the Vatican Gardens contains the necessary medical equipment.

Joseph Ratzinger, who was ordained pope in 2005, abruptly resigned in February 2013. Since then he has been living in seclusion in the Vatican.

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(APA)