It's been called an 'exceedingly rare surgery for an equally rare congenital defect.'
He said 'Jesus Christ admittedly was not perfect when he was here on this earth.'
'When I said goodbye to him in the morning on Monday, June 22nd, we knew it would be his farewell to this world forever.'
His Wednesday livestreams will resume in August.
He echoed the call for an 'immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.'
He donated 28,000 dollars as the World Food Programme works to feed a quarter of a billion people this year.
He wants everyone to pray that families have love, respect, & guidance during the pandemic.
Benedict XVI was able to say a final goodbye to his older brother on his trip to spend time with him one week ago.
He said Catholic members of the media need the gaze of the Holy Spirit to 'overcome the diseases of racism, injustice and indifference.'
Their usual visit every year on the Feast of Saints Peter & Paul was cancelled this year because of coronavirus.