• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL UNDERWENT A SUCCESSFUL PROSTATE OPERATION AT THE VATICAN TODAY. AN OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUE SAID?

  • Description

    POPE PAUL UNDERWENT A SUCCESSFUL PROSTATE OPERATION AT THE VATICAN TODAY. AN OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUE SAID THAT THE "HOLY FATHER WITHSTOOD THE OPERATION VERY WELL".

    TODAY'S OPERATION WAS UNDERSTOOD TO BE A STRAIGHT-FORWARD REMOVAL OF AN ENLARGED PROSTATE, WHICH CAUSED THE BLADDER AND KIDNEY INFLAMMATION - A CONDITION NOT UNUSUAL IN A MAN OF HIS AGE.

    THE OPERATION WAS CARRIED OUT BY PROFESSOR PIETRO VALDONI, HEAD OF THE ROME UNIVERSITY SURGICAL CLINIC, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THREE SURGEONS. IT TOOK PLACE IN A SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED OPERATION THEATRE ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE VATICAN AT 0800 GMT. SHORTLY BEFORE 0400 GMT, THE TEAM OF SURGEONS ARRIVED BUT NO ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE THAT THE OPERATION WAS GOING TO TAKE PLACE. POPE PAUL'S HEALTH HAS BEEN UNCERTAIN SINCE EARLY SEPTEMBER, WHEN HE CANCELLED AUDIENCES AT HIS SUMMER RESIDENCE. HE FEEL ILL ON OCTOBER 29 AND DOCTORS INSISTED THAT HE MISS THE CLOSURE OF THE HISTORIC MONTH-LONG SYNOD OF BISHOPS AT THE VATICAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB5K9EGTBG1LUHQJO42SJETG8F
    Media URN:
    VLVAB5K9EGTBG1LUHQJO42SJETG8F
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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