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The pope is in the hospital for the 3rd time this month. He has a urinary tract infection, and he was given sacrament of the annointing of the sick (last rites). One doctors quote was this:
"His body has come to a standstill," said Dr. Zab Mosenifar, who treats elderly patients at the intensive care unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. "Usually, these people go in a downhill course."
This doesn't necessarily mean he will die. He is responding to antibiotics, but his condition is worsening.
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