Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Pope flown to Ohio for treatment

(Washington Times)-Egypt's Coptic Church says its pope has been flown to Cleveland for treatment after breaking his thigh in an accident.

Pope Shenouda III, 84, fell in his bedroom on Monday evening.

The official Middle East News Agency says Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ordered his government to provide a special ambulance plane for the patriarch.

In 2006 the pope had spinal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and he also is known to have back problems.

He made several trips to the U.S. last year for back surgery.

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