CNA Staff, Jun 21, 2020 / 04:32 am
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will return to Rome and the Vatican on Monday, according to the Diocese of Regensburg.
The former pope has been in Bavaria since June 18. He flew there from Rome to see his 96-year-old brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, who is in poor health.
The pope emeritus is staying in the seminary of the Diocese of Regensburg during his visit. At the time of his arrival, the date of his return journey had not been set.
According to Regensburg diocese, on Sunday morning the 93-year-old Benedict celebrated Mass with his brother in Luzengasse. "And – if the strength allows – again in the second half of the day," the diocese wrote. Benedict plans to take the rest of the day off.