Pope Francis will not appear in St. Peter’s Square due to his flu condition and will pray the Angelus at his residence

Pope Francis (Europa Press) (Evandro Inetti/ZUMA Press Wire/d/)

He Pope Francisco will pray the Sunday Angelus in the chapel of his residence in the Vatican and will not appear on the balcony of the Apostolic Palace in St. Peter’s Square, as usual, because of the flu he suffers and that led him to cancel his Saturday schedule.

“At 12:00 p.m. (11 GMT) Pope Francis will recite the Angelus via connection from the chapel of Casa Santa Marta. The prayer will be broadcast live on television and on the screens in St. Peter’s Square,” the Holy See said in a statement.

Yesterday, the Vatican announced that The agenda scheduled for Saturday for the pontiff was canceled because it is located in a “slight flu state”.

“The Holy Father’s audiences scheduled for this morning are canceled due to a slight flu condition,” indicated the brief statement from the Holy See.

Afterwards, Francisco He underwent a CT scan to rule out the risk of pulmonary complications. at the Gemelli Isola hospital in Rome: “The test was negative and the Pope returned to Casa Santa Marta,” the Vatican reported.

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On Saturday, the Catholic leader had scheduled a meeting with the president of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, while his commitments for the coming days remain on the agenda, including the trip from Dubai on Friday, December 1 to the summit. COP 28 on climate change.

Likewise, on November 28 he plans to attend the meeting of the bishops of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference at the Dicastery for the Clergy in the Vatican, and one day before, on the 27th, receive in audience the president of Paraguay, Santiago Peña.

On November 6, Francis himself explained, in a tired voice, that he was not in good health and that he preferred not to read the speech he had prepared when receiving the European rabbis, but he did not interrupt the activities on his agenda.

“Good morning, I greet you all and welcome you. Thank you for this visit that I like so much, but it happens that I am not in good health and that is why I prefer not to read the speech but rather give it to you and have you take it,” said the pope with a tired and somewhat hoarse voice.

Later that same day, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni clarified that the pope had “a bit of a cold,” but his activities continued regularly.

(With information from EFE)