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Pope Benedict XVI revealed in a letter to his biographer that insomnia was the "central reason" why resigned in 2013.

Letter from Benedict XVI reveals the ‘central motive’ for his resignation, biographer says

Jan 29, 2023

By AC Wimmer

Benedict XVI said he had suffered from chronic insomnia since the early days of his pontificate, according to a letter... Read more


A Ratzinger reader: 5 books to help you encounter Pope Benedict XVI

Jan 5, 2023

By Matthew Bunson

Here are five suggestions for a Benedict reading list. They span decades and topics, but each has been chosen as... Read more

Benedict XVI prepares to board a plane at Munich airport, June 22, 2020.

Benedict XVI is ill since visit to Germany

Aug 3, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is sick with a bacterial infection and “extremely fail,” according to a German newspaper report.  Read more

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 2010.

How Pope Francis' 'new joy' surprised Benedict XVI

Sep 12, 2016

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said he is satisfied with the papacy of Pope Francis and sees “no contradictions” between... Read more