Friday, February 25, 2005

Pope Breathing On His Own

After spending one night in the hospital following a tracheostomy procedure to aid his breathing, the Pope seems to be recovering and is now breathing on his own. He will still be unable to speak for a few days. According to the Los Angeles Times via KTLA, Los Angeles:
The half-hour surgery, in which doctors inserted a tube through a small hole cut in the pope's neck to ease his respiratory crisis, was termed a success by a Vatican official. The pontiff was recovering in a 10th-floor suite of hospital rooms. [...]

Gianni Letta, a top aide to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, visited the pope late Thursday after the surgery and said he was "reassured" about John Paul's condition. He said the pope managed a weak wave but could not speak.

Read more: Pope Breathing on His Own Following Surgery


Zahra said...


maryam said...

Dude, it's not only Catholics who are praying for this amazing man. I'm a Muslim and I'm sure I'm one of most Muslims who's praying for this great man. He has done so much and devoted much of his life to God. We need more people like this in our world these days - of all faiths and ideologies. When it's time to pick the next Pope (hopefully later rather than sooner), I pray that it's someone who preaches peace as this great Pope did, and does the right thing when it comes to all the crazy stuff that's happening in the world. Only true faith in God and love can nullify the hatred, prejudice, xenophobia and the hypocrites in all of our respective communities, and the world. God bless

Anonymous said...

I couldnt agree more :)