VATICAN CITY Friday, July 17, 2009 — The Vatican spokesman says Pope Benedict XVI has been taken to a hospital in northern Italy after slipping and falling during his vacation in the Alps.
The Rev. Federico Lombardi says Benedict "slipped and got hurt" but that "it doesn't seem to be serious."
Lombardi says the pope went to the hospital in the town of Aosta on Friday for an examination after the accident.
The ANSA news agency reported that Benedict walked into the hospital with an aide. Source