- Title: VATICAN CITY: POPE'S HEALTH IMPROVES SAYS HOSPITAL.
- Date: 4th February 2005
- Summary: (BN10) ROME, ITALY (FEBRUARY 4, 2005) (REUTERS) 1. EXTERIOR OF GEMELLI HOSPITAL 2. GEMELLI HOSPITAL SPOKESMAN NICOLA CERVINO ON PODIUM 3. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) GEMELLI HOSPITAL SPOKESMAN NICOLA CERVINO SAYING: "The Popes condition has improved. Pope John Paul is eating regularly and all the laboratory tests confirmed he is in a stable condition". 4. CERVINO HANDING OUT MEDICAL BULLETIN (BN10) VATICAN CITY (FEBRUARY 4, 2005) (REUTERS FOR POOL - ACCESS ALL) 5. VATICAN PRESS ROOM; JOAQUIN NAVARRO-VALLS, POPES SPOKESMAN, ARRIVING; JOURNALISTS 6. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) JOAQUIN NAVARRO-VALLS, POPES SPOKESMAN, SAYING: "The Holy Fathers state of health has improved, Pope John Paul is eating regularly. Medical and laboratory tests confirm the stabilising of his clinical status, In the light of the favourable evolution of his respiratory pathology a new report will be issued on Monday, the seventh of February, at mid-day. In my opinion, this last piece of information confirms the tone of improvement of the report". (CUTAWAY) NAVARRO-VALLLS REPEATS THE MEDICAL STATEMENT IN SPANISH, SAYING: "The Holy Fathers state of health has improved, Pope John Paul is eating regularly. Medical and laboratory tests confirm the stabilising of his clinical status, In the light of the favourable solution of his respiratory pathology a new report will be issued on Monday, the seventh of February, at Mid-day. Naturally, if there was something that would justify another bulletin we would do so but our prediction does not show a need for it". 7. JOURNALISTS (BN08) ROME, ITALY (FEBRUARY 4, 2005) (REUTERS) 8. GEMELLI HOSPITAL 9. DOCTOR ON HOSPITAL BALCONY; PHOTOGRAPHER DRINKING TEA FROM THERMOS FLASK; DOCTORS IN CORRIDOR AT HOSPITAL; TWO DOCTORS DRESSED AS CLOWNS 10. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) CHILDREN'S DOCTOR SARA FILANTI OR DOCTOR DOUGHNUT SAYING: "We came here to visit the Pope but I don't know if he can receive us. I am a specialist in emotions." 11. CLOWN DOCTORS TAKEN AWAY BY POLICE (BN11) ROME, ITALY (FEBRUARY 4, 2005) (REUTERS) 12. MARKET STALLS WITH MUSIC IN BACKGROUND; MARKETS STALLS COOKING FOOD; CRESCENT MOON ON THE TOP OF THE MOSQUE; MARKET STALLS COOKING FOOD 13. A MAN AND CHILD AT A BOOK STALL 14. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) UNIDENTIFIED MAN SAYING: "He's a person that if we lose him, we wont find another one like him -- that's for sure. He is among the few have tried to come out of Christianity and create a dialogue with other religions, because that is what we need at the moment. If we don't understand each other, we can't act in the right way." 15. STALLS SELLING WARES Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: ROME, ITALY, VATICAN CITY
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- Story Text: Pope's health improves.
A spokesman for Romes Gemelli hospital confirmed on
Friday (February 4) that Pope John Pauls condition is
"The Popes condition has improved", Gemelli hospital
spokesman Nicola Cervino told journalists at the
"Pope John Paul is eating regularly and all the laboratory
tests confirmed he is in a stable condition", Cervino said,
adding that there would not be another medical bulletin
until next week.
The imporovement was confirmed by the Vatican. The
Vatican's chief spokesman, Joaquin Navarro- Valls, read the
latest medical statement at the Vatican press room.
"The Holy Fathers health has improved. John Paul II is
eating regularly", Navarro-Valls said, adding that medical
tests showed the Popes condition had stabilised.
At mosque's across Rome hundreds of faithful turned out
for Friday prayers. Italy's Muslim community has sent
messages of solidarity to the frail 84-year-old pontiff.
The 84-year old Pope is spending his third
full day in Romes Gemelli hospital having been rushed there
after he suffered breathing problems on Tuesday night.
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