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Vatican says ex-pope Benedict’s condition ‘not particularly worrying’

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI gestures at the Munich Airport before
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI gestures at the Munich Airport before his departure to Rome

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican, responding to a German newspaper report that former Pope Benedict’s condition was serious, said it was “not particularly worrying” and that he was overcoming the acute phase of a painful but not grave ailment.

The clarification came hours after Benedict’s biographer, Peter Seewald, told a German newspaper that he visited the 93-year-old ex-pope on Saturday and found him extremely frail.

(Reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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