Vatican: Benedict in stable condition, participated in Mass


              The procession with Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, partially hidden, arrives for a mass for the health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI inside the St. John at the Lateran Basilica in Rome, Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, Joseph Ratzinger, who became Benedict XVI on April 19, 2005, was in stable condition Friday after experiencing a health decline and was able to participate in a private Mass in his room, the Vatican said. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Nuns and faithful attend a mass for the health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI inside the St. John at the Lateran Basilica in Rome, Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, Joseph Ratzinger, who became Benedict XVI on April 19, 2005, was in stable condition Friday after experiencing a health decline and was able to participate in a private Mass in his room, the Vatican said. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, third from left, arrives in a procession to celebrate a mass for the health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI inside the St. John at the Lateran Basilica in Rome, Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, Joseph Ratzinger, who became Benedict XVI on April 19, 2005, was in stable condition Friday after experiencing a health decline and was able to participate in a private Mass in his room, the Vatican said. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Faithful attend a mass celebrated by Cardinal Angelo De Donatis for the health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI inside the St. John at the Lateran Basilica in Rome, Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, Joseph Ratzinger, who became Benedict XVI on April 19, 2005, was in stable condition Friday after experiencing a health decline and was able to participate in a private Mass in his room, the Vatican said. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, third from left, meets with the winners of the 2022 Ratzinger Prize, Joseph Halevi Horowitz Weiler, left, and father Michel Fedou, partially hidden at right, at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery inside the Vatican where Benedict XVI lives, in this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Second from left, is the foundation's president Father Federico Lombardi, and fourth from left is Benedict XVI's long-time personal secretary Bishop Georg Gänswein. (Fondazione Vaticana J.Ratzinger via AP)
Vatican: Benedict in stable condition, participated in Mass