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Vatican: Holy Father fell while searching for light switch
Vatican: Holy Father fell while searching for light switch
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.- A Vatican spokesman has said that Pope Benedict XVI was looking for a light switch in his bedroom when he fell and broke his wrist while on vacation July 16, reports the Associated Press.

Papal spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi explained Monday how the incident happened during the Pope’s Alpine vacation at the mountain house in Les Combes, near the border of France.

Lombardi told Sky TG24 TV that the Pope "stumbled against a leg of his bed while searching for the switch in the unfamiliar room," reported the AP.

The Pope did not call for help and wanted to celebrate Mass as usual the next morning, despite having a "swollen and painful" right wrist that prompted a call to a doctor.

Doctors say the fracture is healing well and that the 82-year-old pontiff is preparing to return to the Vatican on Wednesday.

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November 23, 2014

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

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Mt 25:31-46

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First Reading:: Ezek 34: 11-12, 15-17
Second Reading:: 1 Cor 15: 20-26, 28
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Lk 19:45-48

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