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Benedict XVI shows age, but seems healthy, former students report

September 03, 2013

Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI appears healthy, although the effects of old age are apparent, according to former students who met with him on September 2.

The retired Pontiff celebrated Mass with the students at the conclusion of an annual seminar—which he had helped to plan, but chose not to attend. “He has got thinner but he looks healthier” in the months since his resignation, said one of his former students, Father Vincent Twomey. “But he is an old man, there is no doubt about that.”


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