From My Way - News:
"The devout crowd of about 200,000 listened to his words from a field on the banks of the Gave River in the shadow of the basilica built over the grotto where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to the peasant girl Bernadette Soubirous in 1858.
They cheered him like coaches for a struggling athlete when his words faltered and when he gasped for breath.
At one point he was heard to mutter softly in Polish: 'Help me,' and later said 'I have to finish.' An aide brought him some water in a white plastic cup and he finished his sermon."