Fresh Vatican statement due this morning

The Vatican has said it will put out the next health bulletin on Pope John Paul II's health later this morning.

The Vatican has said it will put out the next health bulletin on Pope John Paul II's health later this morning.

The Pontiff suffered heart failure during treatment for a urinary tract infection yesterdayand was in “very serious” condition today, the Vatican said.

Papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said in the previous statement that the Pope experienced septic shock and heart failure yesterday afternoon.

“This morning the condition of the Holy Father is very serious,” the statement said.

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