Condition of former pope Benedict XVI bad, severely ill


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According to a report in the Monday edition of the German Passauer Neue Presse newspaper, Former Pope Benedict XVI is seriously ill. Benedict, 93, is suffering from erysipelas of the face, a virus that causes a facial rash and episodes of severe pain. The condition of the former pope is not well. "His thinking and his memory are quick, but his voice is hardly audible at the moment," his biographer Peter Seewald said.