February 8, 2023

Benedict XVI dies: a nurse reveals the last words of the Pope Emeritus

a Vatican Released this Sunday, 1, what were the last words of the Pope Emeritus? Benedict XVIwhat Died On Saturday the 31st, the nurse claims she heard Pope say, around 3 a.m. on Saturday, “God, I love you.” According to the report, the sentence was spoken in Italian in a soft but audible voice.

“His last words were understandable, because he could no longer express himself,” said Bishop Georg Ganswein, the Pope’s retired secretary.

At that moment, the nurse was alone with Benedict XVI, who died at 9:34 am on the 31st, Italian time. The Holy See has published a spiritual testament by Joseph Ratzinger, written on August 29, 2006, in which the religious person asks, among other things, “from the heart, forgiveness for anyone who may have wronged him throughout his life.”

This Sunday, the first, the Vatican Media Service released an image of Benedict XVI’s body in the Vatican Basilica (Vatican Media via AP)

In February of this year, an independent German report accused Benedict of inaction in the face of abuses committed in the Munich archbishopric during the time Ratzinger was archbishop, between 1977 and 1982. of covering up cases of this kind when he had “important responsibilities in the Catholic Church.” “.

His papacy — which lasted from 2005 until 2013, when he resigned and was succeeded by Francis — has also been marred by allegations of sexual abuse by clergy. These scandals increased pressure on the Catholic Church. Benedict XVI was the first to abdicate from Saint Peter’s in nearly 600 years. Franciscowho is 86, has already indicated that he may resign if his health deteriorates.