The final words of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who recently passed away, have now been made public.
Pope Benedict XVI‘s dying words, according to his lifelong secretary, were “Lord, I love you.”
A nurse who was attending to the 95-year-old and overheard the statements just before his death on New Year’s Eve was quoted by Archbishop Georg Gaenswein.
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According to Gaenswein who was quoting the nurse, the former head of the Catholic Church, Benedict made the brief statement at around 3 a.m. prior to his passing later that morning.
Pope Benedict XVI passed away on December 31st at the age of 95.
Benedict XVI uttered the words “Lord, I love you” in Italian in a tremulous voice yet in a very clear manner. Gaenswein stated to the official Vatican media on January 1st.
“Although I wasn’t present at the time, the nurse afterwards described it to me. They were his final words that could be understood since, after that, he lost the ability to communicate.”