Pope Francis has a cold

The Pontiff will not be able to arrive at the town of Ariccia, to traditionally, to meet with members of the Roman Curia during lent. The Vatican stressed that it is a slight indisposition.

Pope Francis will not be able to participate in the traditional week of spiritual reflection due to the cold. He told about it on March 1 during a sermon in Saint Peter’s square, according to the website of the Vatican.

Francis addressed the gathering on the square from the window of the Vatican Palace. He noted that he will not be able to arrive in Ariccia, near Rome because of the cold.

“I ask you to pray for the success of spiritual reflection,” said Francis, and promised to devote the upcoming week of spiritual reflection at the Vatican.

According to AFP, the Pope’s speech Sunday was the first after the Vatican announced a “slight indisposition” with the Pontiff.

Before that the last time he appeared in public during a mass in Rome on 26 February, when those present noticed Daddy had a cough and runny nose.

Recall that the message about indisposition of the Pope appeared on the background of a sharp outbreak of coronavirus in Italy.

Press Secretary of the Holy see Matteo Bruni stressed that there is no reason to diagnose the Pope something in addition to the “slight indisposition”.

According to the latest data, the number of people infected with coronavirus in Italy exceeded 1.5 thousand, 34 people died.

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