This is being reported, but as usual the reporters have no understanding of what they are reporting saying that it refers to the “annointing of the sick.” If the Vatican is saying that the Pope has been given the Last Rites they are referring to a series of “rites” that are performed for a dying person including:
Confession and Absolution
Annointing of the Sick…this was referred to
in the old days as “extreme unction”
Communion given to accompany the dying person on their way, their “via” to God.
If this is truly what the Vatican is reporting then the condition of the Pope must be very grave and I would ask all to pray for this saint who God has blessed us with these past twenty-six years.