The Head of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis, has asked Christians to say prayers for his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
According to Pope Francis, Benedict who resigned in 2013, is very ill.
“I would like to ask you all for a special prayer for Pope Emeritus Benedict, who in silence is supporting the Church. Remember him – he is very ill – asking the Lord to console him, and sustain him in this witness of love for the Church, until the end,” Pope Francis said.
He made the appeal for the 95-year-old pope emeritus at the end of his weekly public audience on Dec. 28 in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall.
Pope Emeritus Benedict, lives in a former monastery in the gardens of Vatican City.