Text of Saturday medical bulletin issued by Vatican

VATICAN CITY*AP)_ Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls released the following medical bulletin on the condition of Pope John Paul II late Saturday morning.

"The general cardio-respiratory and metabolic conditions of the Holy Father are substantially unchanged and therefore are very serious.

As of dawn this morning, the start of a compromised state of consciousness was observed.

Mass was celebrated at 7:30 this morning in the presence of the pope.

Last evening, the pope probably had in mind the young people whom he has met throughout the world during his pontificate. In fact, he seemed to be referring to them when, in his words, and repeated several times, he seemed to have said the following sentence: "I have looked for you. Now you have come to me. And I thank you."

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