Photos: Vatican says well being of retired Pope Benedict XVI ‘worsening’

The well being of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened as a result of his age, and medical doctors are continually monitoring the 95-year-old’s situation, the Vatican stated Wednesday.

Vatican spokesperson Matteo Bruni stated Pope Francis, who requested the devoted earlier Wednesday to wish for Benedict, went to go to his predecessor within the monastery on Vatican grounds the place the retired pontiff has lived since retiring in 2013.

“Regarding the health conditions of the emeritus pope, for whom Pope Francis asked for prayers at the end of his general audience this morning, I can confirm that in the last hours, a worsening due to advanced age has happened,” Bruni stated in a written assertion.

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing on the event of the standard alternate of Christmas greetings to the Curia, within the Regia Corridor, on the Vatican on Dec. 20, 2010. Benedict XVI stated the Catholic Church should replicate on what’s flawed with its message and Christian life basically that allowed for the widespread sexual abuse of youngsters by monks.

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Pope Benedict XVI raises his arms while another man looks on.

Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges cheers from devoted and pilgrims in the course of the weekly common viewers in St. Peter’s Sq. on the Vatican on Oct. 24, 2007.

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Pope Benedict XVI waves to people who include a group of soldiers in a crowd.

Pope Benedict XVI waves to the devoted and to a bunch of troopers in Coppito, close to L’Aquila, Italy, on April 28, 2009.

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Pope Benedict XVI waves from a vehicle as another passenger looks on while they ride past a building.

Pope Benedict XVI, proper, accompanied by Angelo Scola, patriarch of Venice, greets the gang gathered in St Mark’s Sq. whereas crossing the sq. on an electrical car on Might 7, 2011, in Venice, Italy.

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Pope Benedict XVI kisses a baby being held up to him outdoors while several people look on.

Pope Benedict XVI kisses a child being held as much as him in Coppito, close to L’Aquila, Italy, on April 28, 2009.

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Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI shake hands while a priest looks on.

Pope Francis meets Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to alternate Christmas greetings within the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, Benedict XVI’s residence, on Dec. 23, 2013, in Vatican Metropolis.

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Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in white cassocks sit in front of a group of seated cardinals in red and white.

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI meet the newly named cardinals on the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Aug. 27 in Vatican Metropolis.

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Pope Benedict XVI in off white vestments holds out a hand to children in the Sistine Chapel.

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates baptisms within the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 8, 2012, in Vatican Metropolis.

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