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Pope dies of septic shock, irreversible cardio-circulatory collapse, Vatican says

Official death certificate officially acknowledges pontiff had Parkinson's disease

Associated Press

Vatican City — Pope John Paul II died of septic shock and an irreversible cardio-circulatory collapse, the Vatican announced Sunday, releasing the official death certificate a day after the pontiff's passing.

The certificate listed the ailments the 84-year-old Pope suffered from, including acknowledging officially that John Paul had Parkinson's disease.

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