Rome Newsroom, Aug 3, 2020 / 02:21 am
The Vatican press office offered an update Monday on the health of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, which can be found here.
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is sick with a bacterial infection and “very frail,” according to a German newspaper report.
Citing Benedict biographer Peter Seewald, German newspaper Passauer Neue Presse (PNP) reported Aug. 3 that the 93-year-old pope emeritus is suffering from facial erysipelas, or facial shingles, a bacterial infection of the skin which causes a painful, red rash.
The infection can also result in fever, headaches, and lymphedema. It is treated with antibiotics.