...By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media.
Fever Forces Meeting Cancellations
Pope Francis was unable to hold scheduled meetings on Friday morning as confirmed by Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office.
Bruni stated that the cancellation was due to the pontiff experiencing a feverish condition, which prevented him from receiving any audiences.
No Public Appointments Scheduled
As of Friday afternoon, the Vatican calendar shows no public appointments scheduled for Pope Francis on May 27.
However, he is set to celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for the solemnity of Pentecost on May 28, followed by the recitation of the Regina Caeli antiphon.
Recent Health History
In late March, Pope Francis spent four days in the hospital due to a lung infection.
Following his return from a trip to Budapest, Hungary, a month later, he mentioned that his body had responded well to treatment.
Despite these health concerns, the pontiff has been actively engaged in various activities.
Recent Engagements and Interviews
Earlier this week, Pope Francis held both public and closed-door meetings with Italian bishops during their 77th general assembly.
He also conducted his regular Wednesday morning audience, addressing the public.
On May 25, he met with a group of religious sisters, engaged with bishops and lay delegates involved in the Italian synodal journey, and participated in a congress hosted by Scholas Occurentes.
Additionally, he gave an exclusive interview in Spanish to Telemundo News on the same day.
Monitoring Pope Francis’s Health
As news of the pope’s fever emerged, the Vatican is expected to closely monitor his health and make any necessary announcements or adjustments to his upcoming schedule.
The well-being of Pope Francis remains a priority as he continues his spiritual leadership and engages with various responsibilities within the Catholic Church.
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