posted on Feb, 24 2005 @ 06:27 AM
The Pope, 84, has been rushed back to hospital suffering a relapse of the flu that sent him to the Gemelli Polyclinic on Feb 1st. A Vatican official
has stated that the symptoms are the same as before: flu symptoms, fever and congestion. This comes the day after the Popes longest public appearance
since his last hospital stay.
The Vatican said the pope was taken to the clinic at 10:45 a.m. It played down the seriousness of the hospitalization, saying a patient of the
pope's age is always at risk from the flu. Officials speaking on condition of anonymity said the pope had a fever and congestion.
He was hospitalized Wednesday for "necessary specialized assistance and further tests," papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said.
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Coming so close on the heels of his longest public appearance I wouldnt be suprised if he resigned as Pope on medical grounds. Its clearly adversely
affecting the Pontifs health.