Pope

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is "lucid and vigilant" but his condition remains serious, the Vatican said Thursday in an update on the former pontiff's health. ...
The former pope remains “lucid and conscious,” the Vatican said, as his successor, Pope Francis, again called for prayers to “accompany him in these difficult hours.” ...
The Vatican has announced that Pope Emeritus Benedict's health has suddenly worsened and Pope Francis has asked for prayers for his predecessor. NBC's Raf Sanchez reports. ...
Pope Francis called on the faithful Wednesday to offer prayers for his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI, who he said is “very ill.” ...

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