Pope Francis did not receive anyone in audiences on Friday because he has a fever, the Vatican said on Friday.
Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni did not provide any further details on the health of the 86-year-old Roman Catholic leader.
“Because of a fever, Pope Francis did not receive (anyone) in audiences this morning,” Bruni said in response to a reporter’s question on why none were listed on his daily schedule earlier in the day.
Francis spent five days in a Rome hospital at the end of March for bronchitis but recovered quickly following an infusion of antibiotics and returned to his duties, including a three-day trip to Hungary at the end of April.
He appeared to be fatigued at a meeting with students near the Vatican on Thursday afternoon.
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Francis, who became pope 10 years ago, is missing part of one lung. It was removed when he was a young man in his native Argentina.
None of the pope’s scheduled events have been cancelled and he is due to preside at a Mass marking Pentacost on Sunday in St. Peter’s Square.
It was not clear if he would hold private audiences on Saturday.