Vatican Says Pope Francis' Health OK After He Cancels Visit

Pope Francis hastily canceled one of his events on Friday, but the Vatican said there is no reason to be worried about his health. It was the third time in a month that the 77-year-old pontiff has scrapped an appearance because of illness. The Vatican said in a statement that he would not be celebrating Mass at a Rome hospital because of an "unexpected indisposition."

The Rev. Federico Lombardi, a Vatican spokesman, said the pope would keep the rest of his weekend appointments, including audiences on Saturday and a Mass on Sunday in St. Peter's Square, the Associated Press reported.



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