Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is no longer writing on theology, as he doesn’t have the strength to continue with this work, his personal secretary has said.... Benedict XVI “no longer dedicates himself to theological or scientific writings,” and with the completion of his three volumes of Jesus of Nazareth, “he has concluded his theological work.”
“He says he doesn’t have the strength to write anymore,” Archbishop Gänswein said.... A source close to the pope emeritus told the Register that Benedict’s inability to write has less to do with his age than physical state, noting that Joseph Ratzinger had never been physically strong. The pope emeritus also told private visitors at the beginning of last year that he would write no more theology after his trilogy on Jesus.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Benedict XVI Lays Down His Mighty Pen
To be placed in the "horribly depressing, yet entirely understandable and even predictable" file comes this from National Catholic Register,