In a dramatic turn of events for Pope John Paul II, CBC is reporting that the dying pontiff was taken up into heaven moments before death.
Pope John Paul raised to heavenPictures at CBC,CNN,Reuters,and the BBC
Last Updated Fri, 01 Apr 2005 08:23:46 EST
VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul II rose into the clouds above the Vatican in a miraculous turn of events. After suffering heart failure, during treatment for a urinary tract infection, Vatican officials say that the Pope was raised to heaven in a manner similar to Jesus before him. Stunned onlookers took pictures and videos and sang hymns as the Pontiff rose into the clouds.