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Pope Francis again cancels event, citing ailment

Published: June 28, 2014 4:00 AM
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VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis canceled a planned visit to one of Rome's main hospitals Friday, the third time this month the 77-year-old has skipped or scaled back an event due to illness or fatigue.

Francis had been due to visit the Gemelli hospital to celebrate a Mass there Friday afternoon. But nearly an hour after he was due to arrive, the Vatican issued a statement saying he was canceling the trip due to an "unexpected indisposition."

The Vatican has insisted the pope isn't suffering from any major health issues, pointing to his busy schedule and plans for a trip to South Korea in August.


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