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Pope John Paul II (search) is breathing on his own and is not suffering from pneumonia, the Vatican said today. , taking pains to cast his condition in a positive light a day after he was rushed to a hospital and underwent surgery to ease another breathing crisis.
Papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said the frail 84-year-old John Paul spent a restful night at Rome's Gemelli Polyclinic (search), where doctors advised him not to speak for a few days.
We'll have the latest on the pope's condition and get a LIVE report when FNC's Greg Palkot joins us from Rome.
Plus, John Paul's latest hospitalization has fueled speculation in some quarters about whether he can or should continue to serve as pope, and what would happen if he was incapacitated. We'll get analysis from Catholic University of America Associate Professor Peter Casarella.
Then, an update on the search for a missing girl. We'll have the latest on efforts to find Jessica Lunsford.
Plus, the Iraqi government is reporting it has captured a top Zarqawi lieutenant. Our Pentagon correspondent Bret Baier brings us the latest.
And later, the jury has been seated in the Michael Jackson trial and alternates were chosen yesterday. What can we expect in opening statements next week? Don't miss today's "Before the Bench" segment!
--The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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