.- The Vatican has officially announced that the Pope John Paul II’s blood pressure has dramatically dropped and he is now unconscious, but denied reports saying that the Pontiff has died. The Pope’s health has been steadily declining for the last 48 hours. The Pope suffered heart and kidney failure yesterday and received the Sacrament of the Sick Thursday.
A Rosary in being held at St. Peter’s Square. The Rosary is being presided by Archbishop Angelo Comastri, vicar-general for the Vatican.