Concerns for the health of the Holy Father were growing last night after Vatican officials issued a statement sayng that he had a high temperature caused by a urinary tract infection. Spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said the Pope was receiving "appropriate antibiotic therapy". Later another senior Vatican official said that the Pope's condition had stabilised but it was still serious. The emergency department chief at Rome's Gemelli hospital said the Pope would not be taken to hospital for the time being. Small groups were gathering in St Peter's Square last night to pray for the Pope's speedy recovery. Source: VIS
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