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Holy See: Pope Francis falls ill day after supporting coronavirus victims

Holy See (Vatican City State), Vatican City
February 28, 2020 at 00:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pope Francis was filmed seemingly fatigued as he arrived for a mass in Vatican City on Thursday. The Holy See announced that he had cancelled some of events due to 'slight indisposition' refusing to comment on the nature of his illness.

Also on Thursday, the 82-year-old pontiff skipped a mass with Roman clergy marking the start of Lent.

The announcement came a day after the head of the Roman Catholic Church held an Ash Wednesday mass in support for coronavirus sufferers.

The outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus killed 12 people in Italy and infected more than 400.

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Pope Francis was filmed seemingly fatigued as he arrived for a mass in Vatican City on Thursday. The Holy See announced that he had cancelled some of events due to 'slight indisposition' refusing to comment on the nature of his illness.

Also on Thursday, the 82-year-old pontiff skipped a mass with Roman clergy marking the start of Lent.

The announcement came a day after the head of the Roman Catholic Church held an Ash Wednesday mass in support for coronavirus sufferers.

The outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus killed 12 people in Italy and infected more than 400.

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