Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Holy Father To Miss Ash Wednesday Services

Despite the Holy Father's increasingly good health, he is likely to stay in the clinic at least during the early days of the lenten season. The Vatican again stresses that despite his temporary absence, there are no plans for his abdecation. According to BBC NEWS:

"Amid speculation that the pontiff may resign because of illness, a Vatican official has suggested he could continue his duties even if he loses the power of speech."

Read more: Ailing Pope to miss start of Lent

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