Prayers for ailing Benedict in retired pope’s native Bavaria


              A memorial plaque is fixed at the birthplace of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI in Marktl, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              Souvenirs of Pope Benedict XVI are displayed at the main square 'Kapellplatz' in Altoetting, some 90 kilometers (about 55 miles) east of Munich near Marktl, the birthplace of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              A streetlight burns at main square 'Kapellplatz" in Altoetting, some 90 kilometers (about 55 miles) east of Munich near Marktl, the birthplace of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              People pass the sculptures of Pope Benedict XVI, left, and Pope John Paul II. at the main square 'Kapellplatz" in Altoetting, some 90 kilometers (about 55 miles) east of Munich near Marktl, the birthplace of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              The main square 'Kapellplatz" is illuminated in Altoetting, some 90 kilometers (about 55 miles) east of Munich near Marktl, the birthplace of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              Souvenirs of Pope Benedict XVI are displayed at the main square 'Kapellplatz' in Altoetting, some 90 kilometers (about 55 miles) east of Munich near Marktl, the birthplace of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              The St. Anna basilica is silhouetted by the rising sun in Altoetting near Marktl, the birthplace of of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              The St. Anna basilica is silhouetted by the rising sun in Altoetting near Marktl, the birthplace of of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              The St. Anna basilica is silhouetted by the rising sun in Altoetting near Marktl, the birthplace of of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              A honorary citizen plaque of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is fixed outside the town hall in Marktl, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              A picture of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is fixed outside a local museum in Marktl, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              A book in which parishioners can write down their thoughts and prayers for the retired Pope emeritus Benedict XVI in the St. Oswald church in Marktl, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              A person passes the birthplace of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI in Marktl, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              A picture of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is placed besides a baptistery in the St. Oswald church in Marktl, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
            
              A picture of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is placed besides a baptistery in the St. Oswald church in Marktl, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. The health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has worsened due to his age, and doctors are constantly monitoring the 95-year-old's condition, the Vatican said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Prayers for ailing Benedict in retired pope’s native Bavaria