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Pope is frail, not ill, faced no pressure to resign: Vatican

Posted By admin On February 11, 2013 @ 12:44 pm In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Feb 11, 2013

Pope Benedict has no specific illness and his decision to resign was taken with no outside pressure, the Vatican spokesman said on Monday after the pontiff’s shock announcement that he would step down at the end of this month.

Father Federico Lombardi said the 85 year-old pope’s decision was not due to an illness but to a progressive decline in his strength which was normal in a man of his age.

“In the last few months he has seen a decline in vigor, both of the body and spirit,” Lombardi told reporters. “It was his personal decision taken with full freedom, which deserves maximum respect,” he added.

 


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