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Pope Benedict XVI in hospital for check-up after fall

world Updated: Jul 17, 2009 15:55 IST
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Pope Benedict XVI was taken on Friday to a hospital in the northwestern Italian town of Aosta for a check-up after he fell while on holiday in the Italian Alps, the Vatican's spokesman said.

"It is nothing serious," the spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said.

No further details were immediately available.

The 82-year-old Benedict, accompanied by an aide, walked into the Parini hospital after arriving in a car from the nearby town of Les Combes di Introd, the ANSA news agency reported.

The pontiff arrived on Monday in Les Combes di Introd to begin a two-week holiday in a local chalet .

He is scheduled to return to Rome on July 29.