On Sunday, Pope Francis did not read the Meditations before midday prayer for the first time; A priest from the Vatican did this for him. Francis communicated with the faithful via Vatican media from the Vatican’s home church of St. Martha, where he lives.
The Pope addressed the faithful, explaining that he could not read due to “inflammation in his lungs.” During the speech, he was coughing and had a bandage on his hand indicating the site of the instillation.
The reflections were read by Father Paolo Preda. Francis then recited the Angelus prayer. Thousands of believers gathered in St. Peter’s Square and watched the broadcast on large screens.
Francesco’s health condition. News that the Pope was infected with “mild influenza”
Earlier, the Holy See announced that the Pope had suffered “a mild case of influenza.” Therefore a change in the papal schedule was announced.
On Saturday, Francis canceled the meetings scheduled for that day, and in the afternoon he went to the Gemelli Clinic in Rome for a CT scan to reduce the risk of pulmonary complications. The examination ruled out the possibility of complications.
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In November, the Pope did not read sermons to the public
This was the second case this month when the Pope’s health condition affected the Pope’s public activities. On November 6, it was reported that he had a cold. Therefore, he did not read the prepared sermons to Jewish rabbis from Europe, choosing instead to give the participants copies of the text, the Central News Agency reported.
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