Sunday, March 13, 2005

Pope John Paul will Leave Hospital Tonight

Gives Angelus message today...

FromTop News Article |

'Dear brothers and sisters, welcome, thank you for your visit,' he said in clear Italian.

In Polish he then greeted pilgrims from his birthplace in the southern town of Wadowice, bringing tears to their eyes.

He concluded his brief appearance by saying in Italian: 'Greetings in Christ. A good Sunday and good rest of the week to everyone.'

The Pope has been in hospital since Feb. 24 when he underwent a tracheotomy, an operation to open an airway and relieve severe breathing problems.

Minutes after he appeared at the hospital window, the Vatican issued a surprise announcement saying the Pope would leave hospital Sunday evening and continue his convalescence at the Vatican."