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Pope Benedict gets his head whacked while in Mexico

By Mason White 6:02 PM February 14, 2013
Pope Benedict in Mexico 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) Pope Benedict got his head whacked during a recent trip, according to press reports in Italy.

The Vatican said that Pope Benedict XVI, hit his head during his trip to Mexico, during last year, but it denied that the incident had a significant role in the Pope’s recent resignation.

An Italian newspaper reported this week that Benedict hit his head and bled when he got up in the middle of the night in an unfamiliar room in Leon, Mexico. According to the report, blood stained his hair and clothing.

The Vatican spokesperson, the Reverend Federico Lombardi, confirmed the incident, but said that the incident was not relevant to the pope’s trip and it did not affect the decision to resign.

The Vatican newspaper reported earlier this week that Benedict had decided to resign after the Mexico trip, which was physically exhausting for the 85-year-old Pope.

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