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April 1, 2005

Vatican City: Pope suffers heart attack

Topics: Faith

According to this report, the Pope is conscious, lucid, tranquil, and has made his own decision not to go to the hospital for treatment.

- The Age (Australia)
Pope John Paul II suffered a heart attack and his condition is "very serious", Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said today.

"Following a urinary tract infection, and septic shock and a cardiocirculatory collapse occurred," Navarro-Valls said in a statement.

The 84-year-old pontiff was given the last rites yesterday, Italian media reported.

The Vatican official says the Pope's heart attack comes on top off a urinary tract infection and septic shock.

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Posted by Hyscience at April 1, 2005 1:43 AM

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