Jun 27, 2014 10:42 AM by AP

Pope Francis again cancels event, citing illness

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has canceled a planned visit to one of Rome's main hospitals - the latest in a string of ailments that have raised questions about the 77-year-old pontiff's health.

Francis had been due to visit the Gemelli hospital and celebrate a Mass there Friday afternoon. But nearly an hour after he was due to arrive, the Vatican issued a statement saying he was cancelling the trip due to an "unexpected indisposition."

The pontiff has only one full lung. Earlier this month, he skipped two days of audiences due to a stomach bug, then decided not to walk a mile-long procession last week to rest up for a trip to southern Italy.


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