Benedict XVI is in excellent health - this, according to an interview granted to Vatican Radio by Archbishop Georg Gänswein - as reported by Niedziela, a Catholic newspaper, published by the Archdiocese of Czesztochowa.
So there we have it: Benedict XVI is healthy, energetic for a man in his late 80s. Once again: why did Pope Benedict resign? We now know it was not health reasons, so what was it? What was the real reason for his resignation? Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga is on record as as stating it is hard to believe that Benedict resigned completely due to free will.
From Niedziela: (translation Toronto Catholic Witness. You may use freely, but must credit us).
Benedict XVI feels psychologically very well and is full of energy! He is closely watching what is happening in the Vatican, as well as German politics - he assured the Archbishop Georg Gänswein in an interview with Radio Vatican. The Prefect of the Papal Household and private secretary of the senior Pope pointed due to advanced age and weakened physical strength, therefore a walker is used.
Gänswein Archbishop stressed that Benedict XVI is interested in the German political scene, and with all his heart still feels and remains a Bavarian, and "with his Bavarian heart monitors political developments at home".
The private secretary of the senior Pope pointed out that he conducts extensive personal correspondence, but no longer wishes to write scholarly work.
Pope Ratzinger since his resignation from the papal office in 2013 lives in the monastery "Mater Ecclesiae" at the Vatican Gardens.