Here's a little snippet from an on-line article I read this morning. Seems something was lost in the translation of this particular German Cardinal's report on the Pope Emeritus' physical appearance.
German cardinal 'shocked' to see retired pontiff's decline
(ANSAmed) - Berlin, May 8 - A colleague of retired pope Benedict XVI says the former pontiff is in failing health, according to published reports.
Cardinal Joachim Meisner, archbishop of Cologne, said he was shocked at the declining health of Benedict.
During a meeting between the two clerics on March 18, Meisner said he was stunned at how small Benedict had become, saying he was only half of his previous size, the German Catholic News Agency (KNA) reported.
I have a busy travel schedule over the next several days. I am flying to Boston to be with family tomorrow; I return here Monday evening; fly to Los Angeles for meetings on Wednesday and Thursday; return here Thursday night; then it is off to New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn on Friday, then back Saturday night.
Please pray for the safety of travelers.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.