Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls has announced that Pope John Paul II is still in serious condition, but remains alive this Saturday morning. He is having difficulty remaining conscious, however. This morning at approximately 7:30 a.m. CET, the Pope attended Mass in his apartment. Later, the Pope spoke to those at his side to have them relay his words to those gathered in St. Peter's Square: "I know you have come to me and for this reason I thank you."
Navarro-Valls also indicated that last night, the Holy Father's thoughts were with all of the young people he had met with throughout his Pontificate.