Headache, nausea led Pope to miss hospital visit
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.”
- Video-messaggio del Santo Padre per gli ammalati del Policlinico universitario "Agostino Gemelli" di Roma (Holy See Press Office)
- Pope Francis sends greetings to the sick and elderly (Vatican Radio)
- Medical professionals called to have hearts like Christ’s, says Pope (CWN, 6/30)
- Pope again misses public event due to illness (CWN, 6/27)
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