Pope Francis skipped audiences because of a fever, Vatican says

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The Vatican announced on Friday that Pope Francis was unable to hold any audiences due to running a fever. Matteo Bruni, the Vatican spokesman, refrained from providing additional details regarding the health condition of the 86-year-old leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

Responding to a question from a reporter about the absence of scheduled audiences earlier in the day, Bruni stated, “Because of a fever, Pope Francis did not receive anyone in audiences this morning.”

In late March, Pope Francis spent five days in a hospital in Rome due to bronchitis, NBC News reported.

However, he made a swift recovery after receiving antibiotics through an infusion and promptly resumed his duties, which included a three-day visit to Hungary at the end of April.

During a meeting with students near the Vatican on Thursday afternoon, the Pope appeared to display signs of fatigue.

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