I'm not a Catholic, but
Pope John Paul II has been a big influence on my life. His example of Christian charity and selfless service is one all Christians can follow. Now it appears that the former Karol Józef Wojtyła is at the end of his days. CNN is reporting that the Pope was given last rites today.
"VATICAN CITY (CNN) -- Pope John Paul II was given the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church late Thursday night as his health deteriorated, a Vatican source has told CNN.
The pope is suffering from a high fever caused by a urinary tract infection, the Vatican confirmed Thursday -- one day after revealing he had been put on a nasal feeding tube for nutrition
The pope is taking antibiotics, a Vatican spokesman said."
Update: The Pope appears to be rallying yet again. Yay for good antibiotics!