#BreakingNews Pope Francis Undergoes Hospital Tests after he is Unable to Read Reflection at Audience Due to "Mild Flu Symptoms"

Pope Francis was taken to the hospital after his weekly General Audience. The pope has been suffering from mild flu symptoms in the past days, and is undergoing some diagnostic tests in Rome’s Gemelli Hospital.
The Vatican released a statement on February 28th which said Pope Francis visited the Gemelli Hospital on Rome’s Tiber Island straight after the General Audience, where he underwent some diagnostic tests. Following the tests, he was driven back to the Vatican.

As a precaution some scheduled papal audiences were cancelled in the past days due to the flu symptoms the Pope was experiencing.

On Wednesday morning, at the beginning of the Wednesday General Audience, he explained to those present in the Paul VI Hall that he still had a “cold” and he asked one of his collaborators, Monsignor Filippo Ciampanelli, to read the catechesis for him.

Immediately following the audience, he was taken to the Rome hospital  which is very close to the Vatican.

On Sunday, he recited the Angelus as usual, at the balcony above St. Peter’s Square.

The Holy See Press Office has also confirmed the Pope will receive German Chancellor, Olaf Scholtz, in audience on Saturday, 2 March, as planned.