Vatican Doctors Have Put Pope Francis On A Diet, And Cardinal Timothy Dolan Has Some Hilarious Advice

04/02/2015 12:44 pm ET | Updated Apr 02, 2015

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Pope Francis received just about the worst news someone living in Italy could get: He has to cut back on pasta.

Vatican doctors told the 78-year-old pontiff on Tuesday that he must eat less pasta, increase his exercise and lose some weight in order to maintain his health, Italian news outlet ANSA reported.

The pope has had health concerns in the past and said in a recent interview with the Mexican broadcaster Televisa, "I have the sensation that my pontificate will be brief."

Cardinal Timothy Dolan joined the TODAY show Thursday to offer Pope Francis some diet advice with more of a joie de vivre attitude.

Take a look at Cardinal Dolan's clip above.

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