Former Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says “I’m in the last period of my life” in rare letter about his health

Former Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has shocked nations of the world in his new letter sent to an Italian newspaper about his health. 🙁

“I can only say that with the slow waning of my physical forces, I’m on a pilgrimage towards home,” the 90-year-old catholic figure wrote the letter as the fifth anniversary of his historic resignation approaches to Corriere della Sera, one of Italy’s leading dailies. “It is a great gift for me to be surrounded, on this last stretch of this sometimes tiring road, by a degree of love and goodwill that I could never have imagined.”

Former Pope Benedict became the first Pope in 600 years to resign from the Seat of St. Peter when he stepped down in February 2013. His decision stunned the world, including the Roman Catholic Church when he announced his intention to resign.

Concerning his health, he wrote, “So many readers want to know how I am spending this last period of my life.”

We pray his fine. 🙁