Pope, 84, opts for wheeled platform at Mass

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI used a wheeled platform to move up the main aisle of St. Peter’s Basilica before Mass on Sunday (Oct. 16), in what his spokesman said was a measure to “reduce fatigue” on the 84-year-old pope. Instead of walking the more than 300 feet to the basilica’s main altar, Benedict […]

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