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Headache, nausea led Pope to miss hospital visit

Catholic World News - July 14, 2014

In a video message to patients at the Agostino Gemelli Teaching Hospital in Rome, Pope Francis revealed that a headache and nausea led him to miss his scheduled visit on June 27.

At the time, the Vatican’s press office explained that the Pope could not visit the hospital because he was suffering from a “sudden indisposition.”

In the video message, released on July 13, Pope Francis noted that summer can be a particularly difficult time for the sick and elderly and said that the sick can witness to those around them that the Father’s merciful love, and not money or power, is what is important.

“Know that I desired very much to meet you but, as you well know, we are not masters of our own lives,” he added. “We have to accept frailty. With me, cultivate the confidence that our strength is only in God.”

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jul. 16, 2014 11:28 PM ET USA

    Poor Papa Francesco, sounds like a bad migraine. Pray for him.The papacy is no playground for any good man.

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