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Pope Benedict XVI spends first night after retirement in front of TV

Last Updated: Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 15:07

London: The Vatican authorities have revealed that former Pope Benedict XVI spent his first night in retirement watching TV after dinner and having a stroll around his new house.

Archbishop Georg Ganswein, his private secretary, said that the Pope Emeritus, as he is now known, had also "slept well" after watching TV news bulletins.

He disclosed the details of the 85-year-old ex-pope’s new life in a telephone call with Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, Sky news reports.

According to the report, father Lombardi said that the pope was very appreciative of the reports, which covered his last few intense moments.

He had dinner and then went for a walk inside the palace at Castel Gandolfo, in the Hall of the Swiss and then afterwards he prayed and went to bed, he added.

Father Lombardi also revealed how the Pope Emeritus had brought with him several books to read on theology as well as music to listen to, the report said.


First Published: Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 14:55

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