Egyptian bishop Kyrillos William Samaan launched the alarm by talking to a famous Catholic magazine in Switzerland. “Benedict XVI is very weakened, he is ill. He can no longer say Mass alone, “said the bishop who had the opportunity to meet him at the beginning of September. It was Ratzinger who invited him to know how the inner affairs of the Egyptian Church and the situation on the persecution of Christians are concerned.
At the same time, however, he wanted to point out that the Pope emerged with his head still very shiny and his problem is purely physical: “He knows everything and has asked me to tell him the situation in Egypt, including our relations with pope Tawadros II, patriarch of Orthodox Coptic Church, with Al-Azhar University and Muslim Brotherhood. “