Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Pope John Paul II Given Last Rites

The Pope was given his last rites last night after his ill health took a sudden turn for the worse. The condition is known as septic shock and has a survival rate of about 10-20% living past 24-48 hours, but that's in an ICU, but he Pope declined hospitalization. A sad day in the world of religion. He has spent 26 years as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, and I noticed a giant decrease in class attendance today due to this occurrence.

Update: Pope John Paul II passed away at 1:37 CST