VATICAN CITY – One of Europe’s top cardinals said Thursday that Pope John Paul (news – web sites) II was nearing “the last days and months of his life,” the first ranking prelate to say the 83-year-ol

VATICAN CITY – One of Europe’s top cardinals said Thursday that Pope John Paul (news – web sites) II was nearing “the last days and months of his life,” the first ranking prelate to say the 83-year-old pontiff is dying.