Former Pope Benedict XVI was seriously ill after a visit to Germany on this day, August 3, wrote to German regional newspaper Passauer Neue Presse, citing the words of Pope biographer Peter Seewald. According to the newspaper, 93-year-old Benedict XVI is suffering from erysipelas of the face and quite seriously ill.Mr. Seewald told this after a meeting held Saturday a meeting with the former Pope, in which the writer gave him a copy of the biography. According to the Passauer Neue Presse, Benedict XVI fell ill after a visit in June of his brother Georg Ratzinger in the Bavarian Regensburg. As reported then in the press service of the Archbishop of Regensburg, Georg Ratzinger was seriously ill, and on 1 July he died. Benedict XVI has returned to Italy.Representatives of the Vatican and private Secretary to former Pope, George Ganswein has not commented on this information.Yana Christmas