Patriarch Alexy ill
- Message: 9
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 17:03:47 -0500
From: "Snezana Lazovic"
Subject: AFP Russian Orthodox patriarch Alexy II rushed to hospital
MOSCOW, Oct 28 (AFP) - Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II was
hospital on Monday after suffering a heart attack during a visit to
Caspian Sea port of Astrakhan, Russian media reports said.
The gazeta.ru Internet news site said doctors ranked his condition
serious after he was rushed into an intensive care unit.
But they added that the decision was due to a lack of a separate
the 72-year-old cleric.
Alexy was said to have suffered a number of earlier heart
ITAR-TASS news agency earlier said that doctors determined that he
suffering from fatigue from his travels inside Russia, and stress
week's hostage-taking in Moscow.
Alexy II arrived in Astrakhan on Saturday to take part in
marking the 400th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox diocese there.
His return to Moscow has been postponed for several days.