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Pope cancels Saturday meetings because of mild flu: Vatican

By REUTERS
February 25, 2024

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis cancelled his meetings on Saturday because of mild flu, the Vatican said in a statement.

The 87-year-old pontiff holds regular audiences with Vatican officials on Saturdays as well as private meetings.

Pope Francis delivers an address during his Wednesday general audience on Feb. 14, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican. — Vatican Media
Pope Francis delivers an address during his Wednesday general audience on Feb. 14, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican. — Vatican Media

The pope has suffered repeated health problems in recent months and was forced to cancel a planned trip to a COP28 climate meeting in Dubai in December because of the effects of influenza and lung inflammation.