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Pope blesses thousands at Vatican
as details of ailments emerge

Los Angeles Times, by Tom Kington

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Posted By:Drive, 2/19/2013 8:16:26 AM

VATICAN CITY -- A week after Pope Benedict announced his resignation, more than 50,000 supporters jammed into St. Peter’s Square on Sunday for his next-to-last weekly blessing, as it emerged the aging pontiff may have gone blind in one eye. Addressing the cheering crowd, which was larger than usual for the Sunday Angelus, Benedict appeared to criticize the infighting that has plagued the Vatican during his reign. “The church, which is mother and teacher, calls on all its members to renew their spirit, turn back firmly toward God

      


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