BREAKING: Pope Benedict Seriously Ill After Vatican Return
Pope Benedict, also known as Joseph Ratzinger, has fallen seriously ill after returning to the Vatican City, his biographer Peter Seewald told German newspaper Passauer Neue Presse.
Pope Benedict whose voice has become barely audible, is understood to be suffering from shingles.
It was Benedict’s first trip outside Italy since 2013, the year he resigned from the papacy.
Benedict’s spiritual will, which has already been written, is to be published after his death.
As his final resting place, he has chosen the tomb of St John Paul II in the crypt of St Peter.