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Vatican Spokesman Denies Report that Benedict XVI is Ill
Catholic News Agency ^ | 4/10/13 | Marta Jiménez

Posted on 04/10/2013 6:48:46 PM PDT by marshmallow

Vatican City, Apr 10, 2013 / 12:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi says that contrary to a report in the Spanish daily El Mundo, the Bishop-emeritus of Rome, Benedict XVI, is not suffering from any illness.

The report in El Mundo by Rocio Galvan quotes statements made by Spanish Vaticanista Paloma Gomez-Borrero in Madrid during the presentation of her most recent book.

“Benedict XVI has something very serious. In 15 days his physical condition has deteriorated tremendously, that’s the news I have,” Gomez-Borrero said.

In comments to CNA on April 10, however, Fr. Lombardi underscored that Benedict XVI “does not have any illness” and that “this has been certified by his doctors.”

He said he was saddened by Gomez-Borrero's comments and that the Spanish journalist, whom he has known for many years, “has begun to speculate after seeing images of a tired Benedict.”

“But to say that he has an illness is foolish. There is no basis for this,” the spokesman said.

(Excerpt) Read more at catholicnewsagency.com ...


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Follow up to a story I posted earlier today: Fears for the Health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
1 posted on 04/10/2013 6:48:46 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Whose fault is it we get nonsense about Rome? It’s you guys post ever single story that has the slightest connection with Rome.


2 posted on 04/10/2013 7:02:40 PM PDT by DManA
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To: marshmallow

I have no clue when Papa’s earthly days will end but I will say this:

Lord, let your will be done. Grant him peace & comfort, and thank you for the gift of Benedict. I ask that you reward him with eternal life.

I love & miss my German Shephard. :-(


3 posted on 04/10/2013 7:03:11 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: surroundedbyblue
I love & miss my German Shephard. :-(
Brings tears to my eyes... me too...
4 posted on 04/10/2013 7:10:12 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: mlizzy

He is precious, isn’t he?


5 posted on 04/10/2013 7:11:02 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: DManA
Whose fault is it we get nonsense about Rome? It’s you guys post ever single story that has the slightest connection with Rome.

Uh....yeah....we're Catholics. Catholic Freepers (and some non-Catholic ones, too) like to know about that sort of stuff.

Post your own news, if you've got any, and stop whining about ours.

6 posted on 04/10/2013 7:11:22 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: mlizzy

As do I. A wonderful man. He had to follow some very big footsteps and did an excellent job. The media is acting like Pope Francis is the first pope to be humble and care about the poor. Pope Benedict and John Paul II were both humble, holy men.


7 posted on 04/10/2013 7:14:03 PM PDT by bushinohio
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To: marshmallow

Stop flooding the forum with this nonsense.


8 posted on 04/10/2013 7:17:46 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
Stop flooding the forum with this nonsense.

Stop flooding the forum with your tears. You have no news of your own so you're reduced to whining about those who do.

Pathetic.

And who appointed you official arbiter of what constitutes "nonsense"? If you don't like it, clear off and leave it to those who find it pertinent and interesting.

9 posted on 04/10/2013 7:21:57 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: marshmallow

Nonsense:

Benedict is dying.
No he isn’t
Yes he is.
You lie.
Well he has a raspy cough.
Pope says “I’m not dead yet”

I don’t need to be the arbiter. It is self evidently nonsense.


10 posted on 04/10/2013 7:25:50 PM PDT by DManA
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To: bushinohio
Pope Benedict and John Paul II were both humble, holy men.
Yes, yes, wonderful, brilliant holy men; we were very fortunate indeed!
11 posted on 04/10/2013 7:34:23 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: DManA
Still here? Still whining? Still bumping the thread? Still wasting your time on this "nonsense"?
12 posted on 04/10/2013 7:34:46 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: marshmallow

Yup. Bump Roman spam bump.


13 posted on 04/10/2013 7:37:55 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
Atta boy.

Plenty more of it coming.

Enjoy!!

14 posted on 04/10/2013 7:40:56 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: marshmallow

Of course not, that was 1,160 years ago....


15 posted on 04/10/2013 7:42:54 PM PDT by mikrofon (God Keep BXVI)
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To: DManA
THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS


"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10



18 posted on 04/10/2013 8:02:37 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow

Why don’t you post things of interest to Roman Catholics on Roman Catholic web sites? I think those thing exist. No?


19 posted on 04/10/2013 8:02:59 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS


"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10



20 posted on 04/10/2013 8:03:39 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: DManA

Discuss the issues all you want, but do not make it personal.


21 posted on 04/10/2013 8:05:26 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: marshmallow

Praise God!
I am MUCH happier now.
The Vatican must stay atop of all news regarding Papa Benedict. I love him with all my heart.


22 posted on 04/10/2013 8:06:36 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Religion Moderator

I’m making it personal? Please explain.


23 posted on 04/10/2013 8:06:39 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA; Finatic; fellowpatriot; MarineMom613; Ron C.; wolfman23601; ColdOne; navymom1; Pat4ever; ...
+

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

24 posted on 04/10/2013 8:07:31 PM PDT by narses
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To: DManA
Accusing another Freeper of being a parasite is attributing motive, it is "making it personal."

If you do not wish to see Religion Forum posts, do NOT use the "everything" option on the Free Republic browse option list. Instead, browse by "News/Activism." When you log back in, the browse will reset to "everything" - so be sure to set it back to "News/Activism."

25 posted on 04/10/2013 8:10:30 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: DManA
Why don’t you post things of interest to Roman Catholics on Roman Catholic web sites? I think those thing exist. No

Um....there are Roman Catholics on this web site. Lots of them. Am I hearing a "Catholics not welcome" theme here? What exactly is the problem with posting Catholic threads in an open Religion forum which is read by many Catholics?

Too many threads? Then how about a quota for posters? What would a reasonable quota be, do you think?

One/annum?

26 posted on 04/10/2013 8:11:19 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: marshmallow

The problem is FreeRepulic. I accept you Romans have monopolized the Religion thread. I can’t do anything about that

But FreeRepublic won’t give us the option to see everything EXCEPT the religious thread. That’s their fault.


27 posted on 04/10/2013 8:59:26 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
I accept you Romans have monopolized the Religion thread. I can’t do anything about that

"Monopolized"?

That's a strange term. It's an open forum. There are no restrictions on who posts what. We have no monopoly. We exert no control. Most threads are indeed Catholic but that's not because we've gamed the system to give ourselves some sort of unfair advantage. And yes, you can do something about it. Tell us what's hot in the Baptist or Presbyterian world or wherever. I don't care what you post and I promise I won't show up on your threads complaining.

You'd be aware of course, that from time to time, a significant percentage of Catholic threads are in fact posted by non-Catholics. They're posted by Freepers who specialize in a...*cough*....certain type of Catholic news; namely that which treats of Catholic scandal and shows the Church in an unfavorable light.

I haven't seen you complaining about that.

28 posted on 04/10/2013 9:32:12 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: marshmallow
I haven't seen you complaining about that.

Not that anybody else does. Oh no, that never happens around here. There are no complaints about those sorts of things...[pause for big eye-roll gesture]...although I notice you yourself refrain from publicly getting all bent out of shape concerning potentially critical items. I commend you for that.

For others, one of our esteemed FR correspondents need only make an appearance to have some around here practially foaming at the mouth. A few days, a week or a bit more ago, I witnessed one participant blame THAT guy for the existence of a thread which you, yourself started, just for reason he posted a reply, lol!

So think about it. What's the real difference? I'd ping that fellow, but why make the thread about particular individuals? I'm going for a wider, generic view or commentary towards what occurs here, and how people react.

That was what you were talking about, isn't it?

29 posted on 04/11/2013 8:36:47 AM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: marshmallow
Post your own news, if you've got any, and stop whining about ours.

Haw! That's rich. Don't whine about your news, when someone else posts it. Post the good and the bad yourself, and avoid the self-whining.

30 posted on 04/11/2013 9:19:40 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: Alex Murphy
Haw! That's rich. Don't whine about your news, when someone else posts it. Post the good and the bad yourself, and avoid the self-whining.

Please keep up the good work, Alex. You're one of Catholicism's biggest assets on this forum, though you're blissfully unaware of it.

31 posted on 04/11/2013 11:05:13 AM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: marshmallow
Please keep up the good work, Alex. You're one of Catholicism's biggest assets on this forum, though you're blissfully unaware of it.

The only thing I'm "blissfully unaware of" is the arrival of a corned beef sandwich on rye, no mustard.

“When we prefer to gossip, gossip about others, criticize others- these are everyday things that happen to everyone, including me – these are the temptations of the evil one who does not want the Spirit to come to us and bring about peace and meekness in the Christian community”. “These struggles always exist” in the parish, in the family, in the neighborhood, among friends”.
-- from the thread Pope: The struggle to reject gossip

32 posted on 04/11/2013 11:39:14 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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