VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance Thursday suffering fever and congestion from a relapse
of the flu, the Vatican (news - web sites) said.
The 84-year-old pontiff had the same symptoms of the breathing crisis that sent him to Gemelli Polyclinic on Feb. 1, a Vatican official said on
condition of anonymity. On Wednesday, the pope made his longest public appearance since being discharged from the clinic two weeks ago.
Papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said the pope was taken to the Rome hospital for "necessary specialized assistance and further tests." He was
taken by ambulance at 10:45 a.m., officials said.
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