BREAKING Pope Francis has 'slight' illness and cancels mass amid ...

The Pope was due to go to the Basilica of St. John's in Lateran this morning for a Lenten service with Roman priests but did not attend because he had a "slight indisposition". Spokesman Matteo Bruni said: "Because of a slight indisposition, he preferred to stay inside Santa Marta. All other commitments will go ahead regularly."

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The nature of the Pope's illness has not been disclosed, but he was seen coughing and blowing his nose during yesterday's Mass.

It comes amid an outbreak of coronavirus in that has infected more than 400 people, almost all of them in the north.

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