Skip to comments.Fears for the Health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Posted on 04/10/2013 9:10:06 AM PDT by marshmallow
I think all of us were distressed by the fragility of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI when we saw him greet his successor, Pope Francis. The footage was almost too painful to watch. Now, according to the excellent Fr Ray Blake, a Spanish newspaper says he is suffering from something "very severe", and that "we won't have us with him for very much longer".
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Everyone made such a big deal of his resignation....Now maybe the hardheads will understand.
Get the heck into heaven my man!!!!! Well Done and Godspeed!
There were people on this forum who were attacking him for stepping down. Despicable.
I don’t know how it was “despicable” when they weren’t in possession of all the facts. Have a little charity.
It was glorious that JP II and B 16 were both with us for so long.
Prayers for an amazing man of God.
But if one does not have all the facts, isn’t it better to keep one’s mouth shut and say nothing?
Charity, charity, was lacking.
They could have given him the benefit of the doubt before assuming they knew it all.
When Pope Francis was elected I had said that I thought Pope Benedict XVI might die within a month........well — I’m going to say within a month from now. By May 10th.
I’m glad you didn’t tell me!
I’m so sad. I have been praying that he would live in serene peace for at least of couple of years. I didn’t mean Eternal Peace.
There was just something that told me he was such an extraordinary man of character — like finishing a task once it is begun — that he would not have resigned if he didn’t have to.
So I am suspecting either some kind of fast moving disease at this point.
When you saw the pictures with Pope Francis — did you notice that he had on a white quilted jacket over his cassock?
To me, that might have been that he was cold due to poor blood circulation. Anyone who is dealing with heart problems and the taking of coumadin knows what I mean by feeling cold.
May God reward him abundantly.
It takes a man whom knows that his destiny is other world to say it is time to resign. May former Pope Bendict enjoy the time he has left and be instrumental in showing true leadership
Very well written my FRiends. I have been away since Ash Wednesday, a bit of a media and information fast if you will. But I should be dropping in about lunchtime on business days and sometimes in the evenings. I’ll admit that fasting from FR was much more difficult than fasting from Facebook which I also did.
God’s will be done in Pope Emeritus Benedict’s case. A genius Holy man. He is already missed and will be sorely so when he passes...
Yes, I’m sure it is.
Very sorry for your recent loss.
God bless him forever!
It would be nice if he could attend the canonization of the 800 martyrs of Otranto, scheduled for May 12.
Popes much sicker than Pope Benedict XVI lived and died in the office of the Papacy and in a sort of ironic twist, Pope Pius VIII was the Pope who condemned the idea of "razing the bastions" whereas it was Pope Benedict XVI who was in favor of "razing the bastions."
I am unable to see that what Bishop Emeritus Benedict XVI is doing now after his abdication is anything he could not have been doing had he remained Pope for he certainly could have curtailed all unnecessary activities and offered up his suffering as Pope; Pope Blessed John Paul II did
I am not in any way trying to minimise his illness and or suffering but every single Pope - save Celestine (whose circumstances were completely different than were Benedict's) - has lived and died as Pope and yet this novelty is being accepted with alacrity and, already, we have Priests praying for TWO Popes in our Masses and we have supposedly Traditional Catholics calling two men, "Pope."
For those of a pedantic bent, I was referring to Popes who abdicated without others, or odd circumstances , pressuring them to do so.
But look at how rapidly we have become inured to this novelty - Pope as CEO with retirement. The highest and most important office on earth ever created - EVER - is now going to be seen by Catholics as just another job, like the Presidency only not as important....