Pope’s Brother in Hospital


The pope’s brother, Georg Ratzinger, is being treated in hospital for an irregular heartbeat but should be discharged over the weekend, doctors said on Friday .

Father Georg, 82, was taken to hospital in Rome last summer after suffering heart problems during a visit to his younger brother, Pope Benedict XVI. He had a pacemaker fitted .

Doctors who are treating him at the Regensburg hospital said Georg Ratzinger’s heart had started to beat too fast .

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