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Pope John Paul said to be in 'very grave' condition


Pope John Paul II is in "very grave" condition, the Vatican confirmed while later denying reports that he has fallen into a coma.

The pope, 84, suffered heart failure on Thursday set off by a urinary tract infection. He has been in high fever in recent days and was visibly weakened during Easter ceremonies.

Doctors had recently inserted a feeding tube to ensure the pope was being nourished.

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Vatican Denies Reports of Pope in Coma (AP 4/1)
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Pope's Condition Takes Turn For Worse (The Washington Post 4/1)
Pope in 'Very Grave' Condition After Suffering a Heart Attack (The New York Times 4/1)
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