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Pope's Health / His Endurance #785345

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 31, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Rome: Alessio Vinci) Pope John Paul II's endurance before & after he reached old age featured; scenes shown of the "Great Communicator" speaking to the masses, including his last trips while frail to Poland in 2002 & to France in 2004. [Vatican analyst John ALLEN - talks about the pope's messages of leadership while an old man & of the theology of suffering; states he is the first pope who has gotten old before our eyes.] [Vatican spokesman Joaquin NAVARRO-VALLS†- says the pope incorporates his limitations of age in his preaching.] The pope's physical limitations shown. [Neurologist Dr. Pierluigi LENZI†- talks about the immobilization of Parkinson's patients.]

Brown, Aaron;
Vinci, Alessio

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