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Pope Francis has ‘mild flu,’ goes to hospital for precautionary testing

November 27, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has a mild case of the flu, the Vatican announced on November 25.

Canceling his audiences, the Pontiff went briefly to Gemelli Hospital, where a CT scan “rule[d] out the risk of pulmonary complications,” according to the announcement.

The following day, the Pope led the recitation of the Angelus from his residence, rather than from the customary window overlooking St. Peter’s Square. An official of the Secretariat of State read the Pope’s Angelus address on the Pontiff’s behalf.

“Today I cannot appear at the window because I have this problem of inflammation of the lungs,” the Pope said.

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