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NEWS: Pope's Health Deteriorates

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posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 02:50 PM
Pope John Paul II's health reportedly deteriorated on Thursday, with some reports even indicating that last rites may have been administered. The Italian News Agency says his blood pressure has dropped significantly and he has developed a high fever. The Vatican confirms the Pope has a high fever due to a urinary infection.
VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II's medical condition has worsened, the Italian news agency Apcom reported Thursday night, citing unidentified sources. The Vatican had no immediate comment on the report.
Italian news agency Apcom reported Thursday night, citing unidentified sources. The Vatican had no immediate comment on the report.

Apcom said doctors had to intervene because of a "worrying lowering of (blood) pressure."

The news agency also said the pope reportedly had a high fever.

A Vatican official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he was unaware of such a worsening in the pontiff's health and that at least a few hours ago, the pope's situation was "regular."

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The Pope's health seems to be going downhill rapidly, I doubt he will last much longer.

UPDATE: The Vatican has confirmed the Pope has a high fever and is receiving "appropriate antiobiotic therapy," but it has not commented on the report of low blood pressure.

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[edit on 3/31/2005 by djohnsto77]

[edit on 31-3-2005 by John bull 1]

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:12 PM
Terri and the pope on the same day? Possible.

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:25 PM
If Terri and the Pope dies today, this will be a great ritual day for the Illuminati.

Female and Male

West coast and East Coast

Both of them would have died via slow death

To make it even worse, check out today's date:

3 - 31 - 2007 = 16 -> 7

In numerology this number has to do with Perfection of something...

and 31 is 13 backward....

[edit on 31-3-2005 by mwen]

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:28 PM
The popes body is just giving up littler by littler, I guess the miracle of science has help him survive this far but as everything in this life the end will come no matter what.

That will be something if he doesn't make it over the night. I bet Catholics will see it as an omen if is the same day as Terri's passing.


posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:33 PM
It is being reported that the Pope is recieving his last rites at present.

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:38 PM
Holy hell! Seems he's going to die the same day as Terry!

Oh hell, the fundies' panties will be in a bunch for sure on this one!

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:40 PM
Perhaps Man's inhumanity to Man as represented by the starving of Terri just finally got to the Pope. No telling.....I'm not a Catholic, but he will be missed if and when he dies....he's done a lot while he was pope!

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:41 PM
Some say that pope will die on 1. may (laibor day) and media would cover this event exclusevlly because conservatives want people to watch this rather than watching protest, meatings and celebrations by workers and unions all accross this world.

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:41 PM
You mean like coverin' up pastors who like playin' with little boys?

Yeah, he done a lot alright!

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:51 PM
I guess his mission is over if he is going to die.

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:52 PM
Amen Cafeman, Im Catholic and John Paul II has been a good Pope and still is.

Korzag, a few rotten apples does not mean the whole tree is bad. The sick, twisted degenerate media has gone after the Catholics with a vengence for the sins of a few.


posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:52 PM
Who will the next pope be? Is that decided yet, or do they have to wait till the former pope has passed?

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:55 PM
The next Pope will be elected by the college of cardinals after the current Pope has died.

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:55 PM
I don't think he's going to die today. It's only a urinary tract infection. Besides, it was years ago that you were read your last rights on your deathbed. Nowadays, you can have them if you're sick as well, it's just that people make the association with the former use of last rights and jump to conclusions.

I would have to agree, though, that with the way his health is going, I think that he's not going to last too much longer.

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:56 PM
Coming up is Divine Mercy Sunday and day of the Annunciation.

It will be interesting to see if he will live past those or die before.

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:57 PM
The College of Cardinals elects a new pope in conclave, which is the process of sequestering the voting members of the college in Vatican City so that they have no contact with the outside world. The word "conclave" comes from the Latin phrase cum clavis, meaning "with key." The term is suitable since the cardinals are locked inside the Sistine Chapel in the Apostolic Palace during the voting process.

A conclave begins no earlier than 15 days and no later than 20 days after the pope's death. Cardinals participating in conclave stay in St. Martha's House, a hospice inside the Vatican that has 130 rooms. Arrangements are made to ensure that the cardinals are not approached as they are transported between St. Martha's and the Sistine Chapel.

Pope John Paul II describes the complex procedures that will be used to elect the 265th successor to St. Peter in Universi Dominici Gregis (UDG), an Apostolic Constitution issued by the pope in 1996. It is an accepted practice for popes to publish the norms that regulate the election of their successors, and popes often make small adjustments to the procedures. John Paul II explains that these changes are made "with the intention of responding to the needs of the particular historical moment."

According to the UDG, here are the current rules for electing a new pope:

* The maximum number of electors from the College of Cardinals is 120. The college is currently composed of 194 cardinals.
* Any cardinal who turns 80 before the day the Papacy is vacated, either by death or resignation, cannot take part in the election. Currently, 135 cardinals are eligible to vote under this rule (15 of those 135 would be disqualified from the vote because the limit is 120).
* A two-thirds-plus-one majority is required to elect a pope.
* Two ballots each are held in the morning and afternoon, for a total of four per day.
* If a new pope is not selected after 12 to 13 days, the cardinals may choose to impose a majority vote, which would allow selection of a new pope by a simple majority.

Each rectangular ballot is inscribed at the top with the words Eligo in Summum Pontificem, meaning "I elect as supreme pontiff." Below these words, each cardinal writes down the name of the person he chooses as the pope. The vote is done in secret with paper and pen. The voting cardinal then folds the ballot twice, holds it in the air, and carries it the chapel's altar. He then says, "I call as my witness Christ the Lord who will be my judge, that my vote is given to the one who before God I think should be elected." The cardinal places the ballot on a plate that sits atop the ballot receptacle and uses the plate to drop the ballot into the receptacle. After bowing before the altar, he returns to his seat.

Three Scrutineers, who are selected by all of the cardinals, are charged with counting the ballots. Once the ballots are collected, the Scrutineers count the ballots to determine if everyone has voted. If the number of ballots doesn't match the number of electors, the ballots are immediately burned and another vote is taken.

Here are the steps for the vote-tallying procedure:

1. The first Scrutineer takes a ballot, notes the name on it, and passes it to the next Scrutineer.
2. The second Scrutineer notes the name and passes it to the third Scrutineer.
3. The third Scrutineer reads aloud the name on the ballot, pierces the ballot with a needle through the word Eligo at the top of the ballot, and slides the ballot onto a string of thread.
4. Each elector notes the name that is read.
5. Once all ballots are read, the Scrutineers write down the official count on a separate sheet of paper.
6. The third Scrutineer ties the ends of the thread on which the ballots are placed in a knot to preserve the vote.
7. The ballots are placed in a receptacle.

After each vote, the ballots and any notes regarding them are burned. Smoke from the burning of the ballots appears over the Vatican Palace. If no pope has been chosen, a chemical is applied to the ballots in order to create black smoke when burned. White smoke signals that a pope has been elected.

The newly elected pope remains pope for the term of his life, or until he retires. His reign is referred to as a pontificate.

[edit on 3/31/2005 by Jehosephat]

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 03:58 PM
Maybe ellected new pope will be from Africa?

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 04:01 PM
I wouldn't count him out yet. I was sure he was done a few times, it's painful just looking at him, but he always seems to survive. I'll be surprised if he dies before me, and I'm 28.

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 04:02 PM
Ive just heard on itv news that the pope has been read his last rights.
Is this correct???

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 04:05 PM
Two things:

The last rights is actually what they call a healing prayer.

It is now April 1 in Italy, which by their measurement will not be the same day Terri passed away.

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