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Pope Benedict XVI Responds Concern Readers Inquires In A Brief Letter 

In the brief letter to the paper, retired Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says that “with the slow decline of my physical forces, interiorly, I am on a pilgrimage towards Home.”

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Retired Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has issued a short letter written by him to Italian daily Corriere della Sera, his letter comes after readers inquired about his health and how he was doing.

Pope Benedict XVI Responds Concern Readers Inquires In A Brief Letter 
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In the brief letter to the paper, he says that “with the slow decline of my physical forces, interiorly, I am on a pilgrimage towards Home.”

The  Corriere della Sera newspaper’s senior correspondent, Massimo Franco had previously written a letter to the retired pope, saying many readers were asking he was doing ahead of the fifth anniversary of his historic decision to retire, his resignation announcement on February 11 by assuring that his physical strength is becoming weaker, he is “on a pilgrimage home.”

Pope Benedict XVI wrote that he announced his retirement due to such concern: “I can only say that in the slow decline of my physical strength, internally I am on a pilgrimage home.”

Pope Benedict XVI Responds Concern Readers Inquires In A Brief Letter 
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The 90-year-old pope thanked all readers who show concern about his health, saying it was a “great grace” to have such love “on this final stretch of the road, that’s sometimes difficult.”

The newspaper office received the letter from Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday along with the words “urgent by hand.”

The retired pope began the letter with, “Dear Dott. Franco.”

Pope Benedict XVI went on to write, I was moved that so many readers of your newspaper would like to know how I am spending this last period of my life. I can only say that with the slow decline of my physical forces, interiorly, I am on a pilgrimage towards Home. It is a great grace for me to be surrounded in this last, sometimes a little tiring, piece of road, by such love and goodness that I could not have imagined.”

He continued, “In this sense, I also consider the question of your readers as an accompaniment along a stretch. This is why I cannot but be grateful, assuring all of you of my prayers. Best regards.”

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