Pope Francis again cancels event, citing illness
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Pope Francis hugs a group of Spanish children coming from Madrid at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope Francis hugs a group of Spanish children coming from Madrid at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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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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