I know we've all been told he's getting better and is eating loads of ice cream to soothe his throat, but is it really the same pontiff ? I've only seen long-distance footage and stills of him, nothing where I could say, "Yeah, that's the Polish Papa." Is the Vatican giving us all the runaround ? All the pics I've seen have been 'Â½ target' type views, ie head & body only, so I don't really know if he's still present & correct or being controlled by wires. Have they cloned him or made some Blofeld-type copies Ã la the Bond movie ? Has his successor been chosen in camera and given placcy surgery so the real Polack could be offed due to some inter-cardinal political reason ? Or is his recovery evidence of a real miracle ?