Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Lourdes Visit Was Pope's Farewell

Daily Record reports on the Pontiff's visit to Lourdes.

THE Pope may have been making his final farewell at Lourdes, a cardinal said yesterday.

Godfried Danneels said the pontiff was 'seriously weakened' during his weekend pilgrimage to the French shrine.

Danneels was with Pope John Paul II, who has Parkinson's disease.

...The 84-year-old pontiff, who also suffers crippling hip and knee problems, trembled as he celebrated Mass for an estimated 300,000 pilgrims at a shrine to the Virgin Mary.

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