Ex-pope Benedict's health worsening: Vatican

AFP , Wednesday 28 Dec 2022

The Vatican on Wednesday confirmed that the health of ex-pontiff Benedict XVI, 95, has worsened in the last few hours and he had been visited by Pope Francis.

Pope Benedict
File photo: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI arrives in St. Peter s Square at the Vatican to attend the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, on Oct. 19, 2014. AP


"I can confirm that in the last few hours there has been a deterioration due to advancing age. The situation at the moment remains under control, monitored continually by doctors," spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement.

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