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Pope Emeritus Benedict is ‘lucid and vigilant’ however nonetheless in critical situation, Vatican says

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is “lucid and vigilant,” the Vatican mentioned Thursday, however nonetheless stays in critical situation.

Vatican spokesperson Matteo Bruni mentioned that Benedict “managed to relaxation nicely final evening” and that his well being “is secure for the time being.”

“Pope Francis renews the invitation to hope for him and to accompany him in these tough hours,” he mentioned.

Benedict, 95, has been receiving medical care after the Holy See introduced Wednesday that his well being had instantly “worsened.” Bruni mentioned it was resulting from Benedict’s age.

In 2013, Benedict grew to become the primary pope in additional than 600 years to resign, citing his age and declining energy. His resignation got here amid the clerical sexual abuse scandal that has engulfed the church.

In January, an impartial report discovered that Benedict had didn’t act in 4 circumstances of sexual assault when he was the archbishop of Munich from 1977 to 1982. He later apologized for his dealing with of the circumstances however didn’t admit any wrongdoing.

The ex-pope has been dwelling within the Vatican since he stepped down, and has comparatively remained out of the general public eye.

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