In rare letter, Benedict XVI says he’s ‘on pilgrimage home’

Posted February 7, 2018 1:13 pm by CNA Daily News

In rare letter, Benedict XVI says he’s ‘on pilgrimage home’

Vatican City, Feb 7, 2018 / 02:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a rare new letter penned by Benedict XVI, the retired pontiff said he is in the last phase of his life, and while his physical strength might be waning, he is surrounded by a “love and goodness” that he never imagined.

“I can only say that at the end of a slow decline in physical strength, inwardly I am on pilgrimage home,” Benedict XVI said in the letter, published Feb. 7 in Italian daily Corriere della Sera.

He said that “it’s a great grace for me to be to be surrounded

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