Chicago, Ill., Feb 27, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Pope John Paul II's current health should not affect his ability to lead the Catholic Church, Chicago archbishop Francis Cardinal George said Sunday in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.”
Cardinal George said the physical disabilities of the Pope are not a concern in his ability to govern. He said the Pope’s “ability to make the major decisions is still obviously very much with him.”
Cardinal George admitted that it “would create a different kind of problem” if the Pope were to fall into a coma.
"And there may be something that we're not yet aware of in Rome to take care of that situation," he added.