Thursday, February 24

POPE JOHN PAUL II RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AGAIN



The Associated Press is reporting that Pope John Paul II has once again been rushed to the hospital with breathing difficulties and flu-like symptoms. A formal medical bulletin is not to be forthcoming until tomorrow (Friday). The Pontiff will be in this writer's thoughts and prayers.

UPDATE: The Associated Press is reporting this afternoon that the Pontiff required a tracheotomy -- a 30 minute surgical procedure -- to alleviate continued breathing problems. While the Vatican appears to be downplaying the Pope's condition, others are quoted as expressing concern.