By Nick Squires, Rome
He is taking up residence in a former convent in the Vatican's extensive gardens. Situated on a hill within the city state, it commands views of St Peter's Basilica, the rooftops of Rome and the Apennine mountains.
It is a 10 minute walk from Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican residence where Pope Francis has chosen to live since his election, having rejected the option of living in the much larger and more lavish papal apartments.
Benedict will live on the ground floor of the convent, which has undergone extensive renovations.
He will be accompanied by a small staff, including his personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Ganswein.
Benedict looked pale and bowed the last time he was seen in public, on March 23, when he welcomed Francis to Castel Gandolfo – the first time that an ex-Pope had met a living Pope since the 13th century.
Benedict's frail appearance contrasted with that of the much more robust-looking Pope Francis.
The Vatican insists that Benedict does not have a serious illness or medical condition, but is simply slowing down as a result of his advanced age.
Just made me think:
Dan 7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
Dan 7:22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
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