• Short Summary

    PROFESSOR ANTONIO GASBARRINI, PERSONAL PHYSICIAN TO POPE JOHN LEFT THE VATICAN ON THURSDAY TO TRAVEL HOME TO BOLOGNA, 250 MILES (400 KM) AWAY, LEAVING THE 81-YEAR-OLD PONTIFF IN THE CARE OF HIS COLLEAGUES, PROFESSORS PIERO MAZZONI AND PIETRO VALDONI.

  • Description

    PROFESSOR ANTONIO GASBARRINI, PERSONAL PHYSICIAN TO POPE JOHN LEFT THE VATICAN ON THURSDAY TO TRAVEL HOME TO BOLOGNA, 250 MILES (400 KM) AWAY, LEAVING THE 81-YEAR-OLD PONTIFF IN THE CARE OF HIS COLLEAGUES, PROFESSORS PIERO MAZZONI AND PIETRO VALDONI.

    DURING THE DAY IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE POPE HAD RALLIED AND IMMEDIATE FEARS FOR HIS LIFE HAD PASSED. BUT IT WAS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE PONTIFF, STILL GRAVELY ILL AND WEAK WITH A STOMACH TUMOUR, WAS BEING FED ARTIFICIALLY AND RECEIVING BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS.

    PROFESSOR GASBARRINI HAD BEEN IN THE VATICAN FOR THREE DAYS DURING THE EMERGENCY. AT THE ROME RAILWAY STATION, BEFORE HE BOARDED HIS TRAIN, HE TOLD REPORTERS HE HAD NO IMMEDIATE PLANS FOR RETURNING TO ROME. THE POPE'S "IRON WILL AND SERENITY OF MIND" HAD HELPED HIS IMPROVEMENT, THE DOCTOR SAID.

    HE WAS GUARDED WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF COMPLETE RECOVERY. HE STATED THAT THE POPE WAS VERY WEAK AND THE COURSE OF AN ILLNESS FOR A MAN OF HIS AGE WAS VERY SLOW.

    PROFESSOR GASBARRINI DISCLOSED THAT POPE JOHN, IGNORING THE DOCTORS' ADVICE, ROSE BRIEFLY FROM HIS BED YESTERDAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAFAYGPSQ8V3WT283GRRQP5M1U
    Media URN:
    VLVAFAYGPSQ8V3WT283GRRQP5M1U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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