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Another grim report on Pope's medical condition
Catholic Culture ^ | February 20, 2013

Posted on 02/21/2013 3:19:29 PM PST by NYer

Pope Benedict XVI has experienced dangerous spikes in his blood pressure and has been advised by his doctor to avoid air travel, according to a report by veteran Vatican journalist Marco Tosatti.

Tosatti said that the Pope’s medical condition shows “a progressive deterioration of his health and his energy” that explains the Pontiff’s decision to resign. The Italian journalist said that the Pope has suffered from insomnia, has almost completely lost vision in his left eye, and has fallen out of bed several times. Tosatti said that the Pope had been specifically advised by his doctor against making the overseas flight to Brazil for World Youth Day this summer.

Tosatti’s report, although it is unconfirmed, matches earlier statements by the German journalist Peter Seewald, who said that the Pope’s physical condition was alarming. Seewald had also said that the Pope was losing vision in one eye; the German reporter added that Benedict XVI has lost weight dramatically.

The Vatican has insisted that no particular medical condition prompted the Pope’s decision to resign. But the Holy Father himself cited a general decline in strength and energy as the reason for his decision.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: benedictxvi; catholic; pope; popebenedict; vatican

1 posted on 02/21/2013 3:19:40 PM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 02/21/2013 3:20:58 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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Praying faithfully for our beloved Pope.


3 posted on 02/21/2013 3:21:20 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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Ping!


4 posted on 02/21/2013 3:21:56 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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5 posted on 02/21/2013 3:29:13 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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He does everything with a sweet spirit and a great deal of forethought. I love this man of Faith. He inspires me to serve Our Lord and Our Lord’s Church in a more dedicated and trusting way.

Dear God, please bless your servant Benedict.


6 posted on 02/21/2013 3:31:09 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
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Very sad. Tremendously admire him. Pope Benedict XVI is the one who definitively pulled me back from edging into the sede camp.


7 posted on 02/21/2013 3:34:51 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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Prayers up for our Holy Father and for his success.


8 posted on 02/21/2013 4:21:11 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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success = successor


9 posted on 02/21/2013 4:22:04 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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God Bless Papa!


10 posted on 02/21/2013 4:23:59 PM PST by angcat
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11 posted on 02/21/2013 4:41:17 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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