Pope has high fever, urinary tract infection
The pope has started taking antibiotics, after developing a urinary tract infection. A Vatican spokesman tells The Associated Press the infection has left John Paul with a high fever. He says the ailing pontiff's medical situation is being "strictly controlled" by Vatican doctors.
Italy's Apcom news agency reported earlier that the pope suffered an alarming drop in blood pressure. The news comes a day after it was announced that John Paul had a feeding tube inserted through his nose to help get him more calories and nutrients.