Vatican confirms the Pope has a pacemaker - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Vatican confirms the Pope has a pacemaker

Posted:

VATICAN CITY (WKOW) -- Following the resignation announcement from Pope Benedict XVI on Monday, the Vatican now says, the pope does have a pacemaker.

The Vatican confirmed Benedict's use of the pacemaker on Tuesday. Officials says Benedict has had the device for years and the battery was replaced a few months ago in secret.

The pope announced yesterday that he'll be resigning at the end of this month because of his age and his health. The Vatican also says Benedict will have no role in selecting his successor. However, the Vatican plans to start the process of selecting a new pope in March, and hopefully have Benedict's successor in place by Easter.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WQOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's pubic inspection file should contact News Director Dan Schillinger at 715-852-5920. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.