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John Paul Ii Healthy; Planning More Trips

John Paul II is basically healthy and plans to make plenty of foreign trips in the coming months, the Vatican said Saturday as the pope ended a visit to Hungary during which he appeared tired and weak.

The cause of an intestinal illness that has struck the 76-year-old pontiff twice in the past seven months has not been determined, his spokesman said.

John Paul appeared fatigued and walked laboriously as he led an open-air Mass for tens of thousands of worshipers Saturday, telling Hungarians not to lose hope despite hardships following the fall of communism.



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