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Pope Undergoes Tracheotomy After Flu Relapse

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Pope Undergoes Tracheotomy After Flu Relapse

Pope Undergoes Tracheotomy After Flu Relapse

Pope Undergoes Tracheotomy After Flu Relapse

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Pope John Paul II returns to the hospital after a relapse of the flu, and doctors perform a tracheotomy to help his breathing. The pontiff has only made a few public appearances since his release from the hospital two weeks ago.

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