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Pope Resting after Tracheotomy

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Pope Resting after Tracheotomy

Pope Resting after Tracheotomy

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Muslims attend Friday prayers, where a blessing for ailing Pope John Paul II was recited.

Muslims attend Friday prayers, where a blessing for ailing Pope John Paul II was recited, at Rome's mosque, February 25, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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Pope John Paul II is resting following a tracheotomy and is eating normally, according to the Vatican. The pope was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning with flu symptoms and breathing difficulties.

According to a spokesman, the pope has been advised not to speak. He is expected to require a longer hospitalization than his 10-day stay for similar symptoms earlier this month.

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