Photo: Prayers for the pope

Posted: Friday, February 25, 2005

Charles Rohrbacher, left, and the Rev. Peter Gorges pray for Pope John Paul II on Thursday at the Cathedral of the Nativity during the regularly scheduled evening prayer service. Roman Catholics around the world said prayers for the pope after hearing he underwent surgery Thursday to insert a tube in his throat to relieve his breathing problems. Surgery took place hours after he was rushed back to the hospital for the second time in a month with flu-like symptoms, the Vatican said.



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