Pope John Paul II's health keeps on worsening. Doctors say the pontiff suffering from Parkinson's disease may become the first pope to resign. In doctors’ view, because of health problems the pope will be unable to perform his direct duties. Italian newspapers on Wednesday quoted surgeon Gianfranco Fineschi, who operated after John Paul broke a thigh bone in a fall in his bathroom in 1994, as saying he would like to see the pope go easier, RBC reports. The Vatican has never said publicly that the 80-year-old pope suffers from Parkinson's and continues to refute rumours of the pope’s resignation.