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Benedict XVI suffering from progressive nerve disease

February 14, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Msgr. Georg Ratzinger has disclosed that his younger brother is suffering from a progressive nerve disease. The former Pontiff now relies more frequently on a wheelchair, as the disease gradually paralyzes him, he said. Msgr. Ratzinger told a German weekly that he hopes to join Benedict for his 90th birthday in April, but recognizes that “everything could finish quickly.”

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