Health Issues Mark Pope Benedict's 85th Birthday: Pope Benedict XVI Resign Soon?
Fef 2012/04/18 18:53:42
Happy Birthday Pope Benedict XVI! May we all live productive and holy lives into our 80s as the Pope has. But, should Catholics worry about Pope Benedict XVI's health as he enters his late 80s? Should Pope Benedict XVI consider resigning before he has any major health issues?
The story is a chronicle of infirmity: Benedict using a cane on the Cuba trip; wheeling down the aisle of St. Peter's on the platform last used by Pope John Paul II; suffering like many his age with high blood pressure and arthritis.
Benedict knows the topic is on folks' mind and he told another famously old leader, Fidel Castro, last month:
I'm old but I can still carry out my duties.
He'll spend his birthday with his brother, who feared Benedict was too old for the job when elected in 2005.
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