Lombardi: “Benedict Is In Great Health”

Pope Francis has actually made a personal see to the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, to provide Easter Greetings, according to the Italian news firm ANSA.

At the beginning of Holy Week, the Holy Daddy desired to wish his predecessor a happy Easter, and so made a quick visit to Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, in the Vatican, where the former pontiff lives.

In going over the see, people close to Francis and often in the business of the Pope Emeritus– who chooses to be called Daddy Benedict– took the opportunity to express remorse and surprise at how misinterpreted were the words of Archbishop Georg G nswein, prefect of the Papal Family, and longtime secretary to Benedict, as estimated in a recent interview with the Italian Catholic magazine Benessere.

Because interview it was reported that Daddy Benedict, who in April will be 89 years of ages, is slowly fading …

Misunderstood words, stated a source at the pontifical home, who said the circumstance is only reflective of the condition of any senior individual, near 90 years, who is serenely experiencing a physical decrease due to age, however is not physically ill.

The director of the Holy See Press Office, Federico Lombardi, stated Monday that Benedict XVI is in excellent health, and denied that there are any severe factors for concern.

Translated from the Spanish.