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Vatican reveals Pope John Paul II’s last words

Let me go to the house of the Father. Vatican reveals Pope John Paul II’s last words

The Vatican reveals Pope John Paul II’s last words:

“Let me go to the house of the Father.”

These were Pope John Paul II’s last words, mumbled in polish with a weak voice, six hours before reaching the house of the father.

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The Vatican already revealed many of the details in a meticulously written report, but the 220-page volume provides more description of John Paul II’s decline. It went on sale at the Vatican in recent days, the Holy See’s publishing house, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, said Saturday.

The book, published as a supplement to the Vatican’s official journal, has entries in chronological order; starting with January 31, the day the Vatican’s press office announced that the pope’s audiences were being suspended because he had flu symptoms. It chronicles John Paul II’s symptoms, care, and response to treatment during two hospitalizations and then during his last days in his Vatican City apartment.

Six hours before his death, John Paul said in Polish, “with a very weak voice and with mumbled words, ‘Let me go to the house of the Father,” ‘the report said.

Following the second hospitalization, which included February 24 throat surgery to insert a breathing tube, John Paul’s convalescence was hampered by “very difficult swallowing,” laborious attempts to utter words, “nutritional deficit and marked weakness,” the account says.

“Urbi et Orbi” blessing

Through his moving attempt to give the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing on the last Sunday of Easter, which triggered the applause of the faithful gathered on Saint Peter’s Square, John Paul II- who after his second hospitalization suffered a “nutritional deficit and weaknesses”- came back to appear at the window of his room Wednesday, March 30 to give the blessing. This appearance “was the last public station of his own Via Crucis,” says the document.

The account is particularly elaborate about John Paul’s turn for the worse on the morning of March 31 at his private chapel when he was “hit by a shaking chill, followed by a sharp rise in temperature” to 39.4 C (103 F). Then the very grave septic shock set in, with cardio-circulatory collapse, due to a diagnosed infection of the urinary tract,” the account said.

The official account is quite close to one offered last month by John Paul’s longtime personal secretary, now Krakow Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz. He told an Italian TV interviewer that a nun who was near the pontiff heard him say: “Let me go to the Lord.”

This article was first published on: Oct 29, 2016

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  1. I had the enormous grace from God to be able to shake hands with the Saint and then at my conversion I got the grace to get a pope whose language I was able to understand in Beneict.

  2. Pray for our families dear Holy Father, that we live in love and harmony with each other ad with God our creator, so that we too can be In Our Fathres house with you one day.

  3. Pray for our families dear Holy Father, that we live in love and harmony with each other ad with God our creator, so that we too can be In Our Fathres house with you one day.

  4. Holy father please pray for my family do that they come closer to God ask for forgiveness so that when our time is up we shall meet in the House of the LORD and be close to all my loved ones and my family.

  5. why was ST. JOHN PAUL || begging to be in HEAVEN??? IN MY NAME JESUS CHRIST AMEN .. WAS THE PICTURE OF FIRE TRUE BEHIND JOHN PAUL || ??? My Queen AKA SECRET SQUARREL KNOWS ALL and she will inform her KING JESUS CHRIST AMEN !!!!!!!

  6. Holy father please pray for my family do that they come closer to God ask for forgiveness so that when our time is up we shall meet in the House of the LORD and be close to all my loved ones and my family.

  7. why was ST. JOHN PAUL || begging to be in HEAVEN??? IN MY NAME JESUS CHRIST AMEN .. WAS THE PICTURE OF FIRE TRUE BEHIND JOHN PAUL || ??? My Queen AKA SECRET SQUARREL KNOWS ALL and she will inform her KING JESUS CHRIST AMEN !!!!!!!

  8. St. John Paul, please pray for me and my famililies. Please let them come to their knees pray and beg for pardon. Please let them want to be forgiven for all their sins and to be with you in heaven. This I Pray to Our Hevenly Father and Our Blessed Mother. Amen

  9. St. John Paul, please pray for me and my famililies. Please let them come to their knees pray and beg for pardon. Please let them want to be forgiven for all their sins and to be with you in heaven. This I Pray to Our Hevenly Father and Our Blessed Mother. Amen

  10. Yours holiness pray for me and my families that at end of our life journey will be among those that will be in our heavenly father God Almighty House Amen

  11. Your holiness pray for me and my family that at end of our life journey that were may also be with you in the house of our heavily father Amen

  12. Yours holiness pray for me and my families that at end of our life journey will be among those that will be in our heavenly father God Almighty House Amen

  13. while in Halifax ns Canada had my two daughters in my arms as he passed by in his popemobile when we made eye contact and received a blessing.I could feel the love that day and he is the reason i returned to the church revitalized in my faith.

  14. while in Halifax ns Canada had my two daughters in my arms as he passed by in his popemobile when we made eye contact and received a blessing.I could feel the love that day and he is the reason i returned to the church revitalized in my faith.

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