Vatican City, Mar 26, 2020 / 08:31 am America/Denver (CNA).
A Vatican official who is a resident of the guesthouse where Pope Francis lives has tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports.
The Catholic Herald wrote March 26 that Fr. Gianluca Pezzoli, an official in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, is sick with COVID-19, his diocese confirmed.
According to a report by the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero Wednesday, the 58-year-old priest has been hospitalized.
The Diocese of Mantua, where Pezzoli is incardinated, did not give information on the priest’s current location or condition, according to The Catholic Herald.
On the diocese’s website, Pezzoli’s residence and contact is listed as the Casa Santa Marta in Vatican City.