Vatican: Pope Hit His Head Recently

    Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful at the end of the Ash Wednesday mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a solemn period of 40 days of prayer and self-denial leading up to Easter. Pope Benedict XVI told thousands of faithful Wednesday that he was resigning for "the good of the church"a, an extraordinary scene of a pope explaining himself to his flock that unfolded in his first appearance since dropping the bombshell announcement. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Pope Benedict XVI during the Vatican's Ash Wednesday mass. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)

    Good to know that even the pope has an embarrassing Mexico story. The Vatican confirmed Thursday that Pope Benedict XVI hit his head during a trip to Mexico—but the Vatican denied that the injury had anything to do with his shocking decision earlier this week to resign. Italy’s La Stampa newspaper reported that Benedict, 85, fell when he woke up in the middle of the night, hit his head, and bled—with blood staining his hair and sheets. While Benedict has known to be in poor health for some time, new details are only just emerging about how gravely ill he is. The Vatican admitted for the first time Tuesday that Benedict has a pacemaker and had its batteries replaced just three months ago.

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