“Pope John Paul II is the hottest tip as winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to be announced in 10 days’ time, but there are major fears for his health.

“Pope John Paul II is the hottest tip as winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to be announced in 10 days’ time, but there are major fears for his health… The director of the independent Peace Research Institute in Oslo said he believed the pope was the most likely Nobel winner, even though he thought the committee wanted a Muslim winner.”