Pope John Paul II unable to lead Good Friday services
Saturday, March 26, 2005
Pope John Paul II, the most visible global Christian leader and head of the largest Christian denomination, Roman Catholicism, has for the first time been unable to lead traditional Good Friday services in Rome.
He appeared to worshippers via a video presentation from the Vatican.
The Catholic leader has been diagnosed with pulmonary illness and Parkinson's disease.
- "Pope manages to appear via video on Good Friday" — , March 25, 2005