And I really can’t be doing with all this “emeritus” stuff. He’s still simply Pope Benedict to me

The health of Pope Benedict XVI has, according to a Spanish Vatican correspondent, Paloma Gómez Borrero, writing in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo dramatically deteriorated in the last two weeks. According to her, Benedict suffers from something “very severe”. She adds: “We won’t have him with us for very much longer”.

This has been denied by Fr. Federico Lombardi, who told Edward Pentin that