The Mater Ecclesiae convent was where Benedict, the first German pope in a millennium, opted to dwell after resigning in 2013.
The Vatican said that his remains would lie in state on Monday in Saint Peter’s Basilica.
On January 5, in St. Peter’s Square, Francis will preside over the funeral. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:30. (0830 GMT).
The Vatican has only claimed that Benedict’s advanced age is to blame for his failing health and has not provided any information regarding his status.
What happened to Benedict XVI?
Former Pope Benedict XVI fell today at 95 in his residence at the Vatican, over ten years after resigning due to failing health. Pope Francis left in 2013, less than eight years into his term, making history as the first pope to do so since Gregory XII in 1415.
Benedict spent his final years in the Vatican’s walls at the Mater Ecclesiae convent. He was frequently visited there, according to his successor, Pope Francis.
The Vatican informed the world that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died today at 9:34 at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery.
The Vatican reports that Pope Benedict XVI’s health is deteriorating
The Vatican reported that the 95-year-old Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s health has gotten “worse in the recent hours” due to his old age, and his condition is being continuously monitored by medical personnel.
In a statement released Wednesday, Pope Francis described his predecessor as “very unwell” and begged the faithful to pray for him so that God might comfort him “until the very end.”
Benedict XVI’s cause of death
Former Pope Benedict XVI died at age 95 in his Vatican residence, nearly ten years after resigning due to deteriorating health.
Following a deterioration in health, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI participated in a private Mass in his chamber on Friday as the faithful in Rome commemorated “this last stretch of his adventure,” according to the Vatican.
According to a new medical update issued by the Vatican on Friday afternoon, Benedict experienced the second night of restful sleep.
Yesterday afternoon, according to Matteo Bruni, the Vatican’s spokesman, he went to Holy Mass in his room. Currently, his condition is steady.
Pope Francis claims that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is “extremely unwell.”
On Wednesday, the pope paid a visit to his 95-year-old predecessor at his home in the Vatican Gardens after learning he was “very ill.” Both regular Catholics and cardinals expressed their support in response to Francis’ request for people to pray for Benedict.
According to Pope Francis, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who has since retired, is “very ill” and has begged God for comfort “till the end.”
Wednesday’s audience ended when the pope requested a special prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict, silently watching from outside the building. Regarding Benedict’s illness, the pope stayed silent. I should mention that he’s in critical condition. Let’s pray that the Lord would give him consolation and inspiration as he shares his love for the church in future sermons.
In 2013, 95-year-old Benedict resigned as pope and had since lived in the Vatican. After his resignation, he decided against returning to Joseph Ratzinger and instead preferred to be known as Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
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