Vatican says pope only has a cold, symptoms not related 'to other pathologies'


  • World
  • Wednesday, 04 Mar 2020

FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis coughs as he leads the weekly Angelus prayer in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, March 1, 2020. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, who cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy, is suffering only from a cold that is "without symptoms related to other pathologies," the Vatican said on Tuesday.

A statement followed a report in an Italian newspaper that said the pope had tested negative for coronavirus. It did not say whether the pope had been given a test for the virus.

Subscribe now for a chance to win your dream holiday!

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In World

Trump rally erupts in gunfire, former president safe, officials say
Roundup: T�rkiye loses export competitiveness due to rising costs, low exchange rate: experts
Two dead in Russian 'double tap' attack on town near Ukraine's Kharkiv
Feature: Sports initiative empowers underprivileged youngsters in Namibia
4 children die due to suspected Chandipura virus infection in India's Gujarat
South Sudan secures 46 mln USD grant to improve, agriculture, food security
Strong efforts required to release demographic dividend as Africa's population crosses 1.5 bln: UNECA
Islamic State kills four police in clashes in eastern Iraq
Congo says UN exit unlikely while Rwandan troops present
Portuguese 'DJ priest' plays upbeat tunes to spread hope

Others Also Read