According to reports, Pope Francis just canceled a planned Mass in Rome due to illness.
This is coming just days after met with crowds in St Peter’s Square, where he kissed heads and touched faces, saying he had solidarity with those suffering from coronavirus.
He was then seen on seen coughing and blowing his nose during the Ash Wednesday Mass.
Pope Francis has been forced to cancel a planned Mass in Rome with other clergy after suffering a ‘slight illness’.
The Vatican said the 83-year-old pontiff had a ‘slight indisposition’ that meant he did not attend an event at the St John Lateran basilica in Rome on Thursday morning.
A spokesman said Francis would continue with the rest of his day’s business, but preferred to stay within the Vatican rather than travel across the city.
There was no word from the Vatican about the nature of his illness, but the pope was seen coughing and blowing his nose during the Ash Wednesday Mass.
It comes a day after he kissed heads and touched faces as he met with crowds in St Peter’s Square, saying he had solidarity with those suffering from coronavirus.
Italy is currently in the grips of a coronavirus outbreak that has seen towns in the north placed on lockdown and travellers from the region spread the infection to previously unaffected areas of Europe. [The Daily Mail]
Why would the Pope go out and touch and kiss faces in Italy where the coronavirus is spreading like wildfire?
It makes absolutely zero sense.
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