Global Vigil For Pope

Worldwide prayers for ailing pope

Well-wishers worldwide are urging a speedy recovery for Pope John Paul. Students from the pope's hometown in Poland sent him a letter that said they were praying for him as he recovers from throat surgery. Poland's president also sent his get-well wishes, as did President Bush. In the Philippines, priests called for special prayers for the pontiff. Visitors to Paris' famed Notre Dame Cathedral lit candles for him. And at South Korea's largest Catholic church, members accepted news of the pope's illness with stoicism, saying his life is in God's hands.