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Pope John Paul II Hospitalized with Flu

Pope John Paul II reportedly had a restful night after being rushed to a hospital Tuesday, suffering from breathing problems brought on by the flu. Church officials say the move was precautionary.

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Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.