After an intense day of work, yesterday, a break forced by some fever today line for Pope Francis, that, however, he hopes to continue with his commitments in the coming days, beginning with the Pentecost Mass on Sunday. Audience with the President of the Republic is confirmed for Monday Sergio Mattarella for the announced delivery of the Paul VI prize.
“Due to a feverish state, Pope Francis did not receive an audience this morning,” the Vatican press office announced early in the afternoon. “He was tired”, commented in the afternoon the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pedro Parolinoon the sidelines of a meeting at the Italian embassy before the Holy See: “I found out yesterday afternoon that you had a very, very intense day, you saw a lot of people, on the occasion of the meeting with Scholas Occurrentes you wanted to greet everyone: I I think it’s this, at a certain point the resistor fails.”
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 86, was hospitalized for four days at the Gemelli hospital last March for sudden acute pneumonia.
Yesterday was very intense for Francis, who received officials from the Vatican department for the promotion of integral human development, the nuncio in Cuba, the nuncio in Albania, an Indonesian minister, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the new priests and deacons of the diocese of Rome, the nuns of the Don Orione work and then met with the diocesan representatives and the bishops of the Italian synod, to whom he addressed a speech in the Paul VI hall. Later, in the afternoon, he attended a meeting, organized by the Scholas Occurrentes Foundation, with 50 mayors from Latin America and Europe, and gave an interview to the Mexican television Telemundo.
Today the Pope has decided not to receive anyone in audience, but he has continued working, signing, among other things, the appointment of his successor in the chair of Buenos Aires, now that the cardinal is retiring Mario Aurelio Poly whom he appointed shortly after the 2013 Conclave. He is a 55-year-old bishop, Monsignor Jorge Ignacio Garcia Cuerva, a priest involved in slums and prisons that Bergoglio met when he was in Argentina. The Pentecost Mass is scheduled for next Sunday in Saint Peter’s Square, and on Monday the audience with the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.
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