Thursday, March 31, 2005

Pope Has High Fever From Urinary Infection

VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II developed a high fever Thursday because of a urinary tract infection, his spokesman said. The development came one day after the 84-year-old pontiff began receiving nutrition through a feeding tube.

"The Holy Father today was struck by a high-fever caused by a confirmed infection of the urinary tract," spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls told The Associated Press by telephone.

Earlier, the Italian news agencies Apcom and ANSA said the pope had suffered an alarming drop in blood pressure Thursday evening.
Prayers for the Holy Father today!


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