Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s situation is “critical” however steady, the Vatican stated Thursday in an replace on the previous pontiff’s well being.

“He’s completely lucid and vigilant and right now whereas his situation stays critical, the scenario in the intervening time is steady,” Director of the Vatican Press Workplace Matteo Bruni stated in a press release.

“Pope Francis renews his invitation to wish for him and accompany him in these tough hours,” Bruni added.

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