Pope can’t be organ donor, church says

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI was once a card-carrying organ donor, but the offer expired when he assumed the papal throne, according to the Vatican. A donor card acquired by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in the 1970s “became ipso facto obsolete” with his election as pope, according to Monsignor Georg Ganswein, Benedict’s private secretary, as […]

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