So, is a long life elixir finally within hands reach? Did Faust accomplish his dream? Questions are a must, I would say, after the announcement of an anti-ageing treatment from the Pope. Certainly, the Vatican has not confirmed, nor denied the revelations of Le Monde, but the Pope has shown signs of visible improvement, so much so that we are lead to believe in the "miracle".
We are dealing with, as now well known, a pill with an Asian papaya base which the French virologist Luc Montagnier offered to the Pope last June during an audience requested by the Pope himself. "Natural products - the scientist told "Le Monde" - which slow down the effects of passing time". We cannot attempt to imagine the number of elderly people now looking for Asian papaya in pharmacies.