VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is still “slightly unwell” and has postponed all official audiences for Friday but is working from his residence.
In a statement, the Vatican did not specify what the 83-year-old pope was suffering from.
At his general audience on Wednesday he appeared to have a cold and spoke with a slightly hoarse voice, and he coughed during an afternoon Ash Wednesday service in a Rome church, his last appearance outside the Vatican.
Spokesman Matteo Bruni said the pope had said early morning Mass as customary in the chapel of the Santa Marta guest house where he lives and greeted those who attended.
“But he thought it was best to postpone today’s official audiences. The meetings scheduled to take place in Santa Marta will take place regularly,” Bruni said.
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This week, Coronavirus dominated the news with new outbreaks springing up all over the globe, with major focus on Italy and Iran. Prayerfully the Pope gets well soon and this is nothing more than a common cold, but it was odd to see him in the headlines along with all the outbreaks being reported in Rome.
This should show us that even “his eminence” is not immune from the fire attacks of the enemy. The devil is always seek whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). We must stay prayed up in these unusual times we are living in.