White House wishes the Pope fast recovery

.- President George W. Bush wished Pope John Paul II a speedy recovery yesterday.

"On behalf of all Americans, Laura and I send our heartfelt best wishes to Pope John Paul II," Bush said in a statement. "The Holy Father is in our thoughts and prayers and we wish him a speedy recovery and return to the service of his church and of all humanity."

The statement was issued aboard Air Force One as the president returned to Washington from Europe.

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