Rome Newsroom, Nov 26, 2023 / 07:21 am
During this week’s Sunday Angelus, marking the end of the liturgical year and the observance of the solemnity of Christ the King, Pope Francis spoke not from the window of the Apostolic Palace but via livestream from the chapel of his residence Casa Santa Marta.
On Saturday morning the Holy See Press Office announced that the Holy Father had canceled all of his appointments due to a “mild” flu. He was later admitted to Gemelli Isola Hospital in Rome to undergo precautionary testing, including a CT scan, to test for “pulmonary complications,” which “gave a negative result,” a Holy See press release said.
During the live transmission on Sunday, the Holy Father lamented that he was too sick to read the Angelus himself.
“Today I can’t look out the window because I have this lung inflammation problem,” the pope said.