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Vatican denies Benedict XVI stroke rumours

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Rome, 18 June 2019 — The Director ad interim of the Press Office of the Holy See, Alessandro Gisotti, has denied rumours Pope emeritus Benedict XVI suffered a stroke.

“The rumours are false,” he told the Catholic Herald in response to queries this morning.

Rumours began to circulate late Monday, that the 92-year-old pope emeritus had suffered a “mild ischemia”.