Pope cancels Saturday meetings because of mild flu--Vatican

Pope cancels Saturday meetings because of mild flu–Vatican

/ 11:02 AM February 25, 2024

Pope cancels Saturday meetings because of mild flu--Vatican

Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from his window at the Vatican, February 18, 2024. Vatican Media/­Simone Risoluti/Handout via REUTERS

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis cancelled his meetings on Saturday because of mild flu, the Vatican said in a statement.

The 87-year-old pontiff holds regular audiences with Vatican officials on Saturdays as well as private meetings.


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The pope has suffered repeated health problems in recent months and was forced to cancel a planned trip to a COP28 climate meeting in Dubai in December because of the effects of influenza and lung inflammation.

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