• Short Summary

    POPE JOHN RALLIED STRONGLY TODAY (THURSDAY) AND IMMEDIATE FEARS FOR HIS LIFE PASSED.BUT REPORTS SAY?

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    POPE JOHN RALLIED STRONGLY TODAY (THURSDAY) AND IMMEDIATE FEARS FOR HIS LIFE PASSED.BUT REPORTS SAY THE 81-YEAR-OLD PONTIFF, GRAVELY ILL ALL WEEK WITH A STOMACH TUMOUR, WAS STILL BEING FED ARTIFICIALLY AND RECEIVING BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS.

    HIS PERSONAL PHYSICIAN, PROFESSOR ANTONIO GASBARRINI, TOLD NEWSMEN TODAY THAT THE POPE'S "IRON WILL AND SERENITY OF MIND" HAD HELPED HIS IMPROVEMENT. BUT, HE ADDED, THE POPE WAS STILL VERY WEAK.

    PROFESSOR GASBARRINI DISCLOSED THAT POPE JOHN, IGNORING THE DOCTOR'S ADVICE, ROSE BRIEFLY FROM HIS BED YESTERDAY. HE SAT UP IN AN ARMCHAIR TO RECEIVE A VISITOR AND SIGN DOCUMENTS.

    MEANWHILE, IN ST. PETER'S SQUARE - AS IN THE MANY PARTS OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD - THE DEVOUT PRAY DAY AND NIGHT FOR HIS RECOVERY. MANY OF THEM ARE CHILDREN WHO, LIKE THEIR PARENTS, CAST ANXIOUS GLANCES AT THE BEDROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE VATICAN PALACE WHERE POPE JOHN HAS BEEN FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8BIGA1AGAH0VCSLZEXLM56SPK
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BIGA1AGAH0VCSLZEXLM56SPK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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