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'Indisposed' Pope cancels Monday meeting to rest

Catholic World News - June 09, 2014

Pope Francis cancelled a scheduled meeting on June 9 with a group of Italian jurists, to recover from what the Vatican termed a "mild indisposition" after an unusually busy weekend.

The Pope was reportedly weary after a strenuous Sunday that included celebrating Mass for the feast of Pentecost and a prayer meeting with Israeli President Peres and Palestinian President Abbas. On Sunday evening the Pontiff had also met privately with each of the two visiting heads of state, and with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.

Pope Francis, who is 77 years old, has revised his schedule on several occasions to allow for a bit of extra rest, especially before and after major events. Nonetheless some of the Pontiff's closest advisers are pushing him to schedule more time for relaxation-- especially a summer vacation, of the sort that Pope Francis declined to take last year.

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