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Pope Francis Sick? Pontiff Cancels Hospital Visit Due To 'Unexpected Indisposition'

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Pope Francis arrives for a Mass in Sibari, southern Italy, Saturday, June 21, 2014. Pope Francis is paying a one day visit to Castrovillari, Sibari, and Cassano allo Jonio, in the Calabria region of Italy. Pope Francis comforted the imprisoned father of a slain toddler during a visit Saturday to a southern Italian region infested by one of the world's most powerful crime syndicates. During his one-day pilgrimage to Calabria, Francis met separately with the father and two grandmothers of Coco' Ca | ASSOCIATED PRESS

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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