UPDATED BULLETIN ON PAPAL HEALTH – PAPAL CONDOLENCES FOR ASSASSINATION OF HAITIAN PRESIDENT

UPDATED BULLETIN ON PAPAL HEALTH

12:23 pm – The following updated statement from Holy See Press Office Director Matteo Bruni contains one change from the previous bulletin. I have put that in italics and the asterisk * is mine: “His Holiness Pope Francis spent a quiet day, eating and moving unassisted. In the afternoon, he wished to express his paternal closeness to the young patients in the nearby paediatric oncology and children’s neurosurgery wards, sending them his affectionate greetings. In the evening he temporarily ran a temperature*. This morning he underwent routine and microbiological examinations, and a chest and abdomen scan, which proved negative. The Holy Father is continuing with his planned treatment and eating by mouth. At this particular moment, he looks toward all those who suffer, expressing his closeness to the sick, especially those most in need of care.”

*The previous bulletin used the words “high temperature.”

PAPAL CONDOLENCES FOR ASSASSINATION OF HAITIAN PRESIDENT

Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin sent the following telegram of condolences in Pope Francis’ name to the Apostolic Nunciature in Haiti for the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, president of Haiti:

“Hearing the news of the heinous assassination of His Excellency Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti, His Holiness Pope Francis offers his condolences to the Haitian people and to his wife, also seriously injured, whose life he commends to God. Praying to the Father of mercy for the soul of the faithful departed, the Holy Father expresses his sadness and condemns all forms of violence as a means of resolving crises and conflicts. He wishes for the dear Haitian people a future of fraternal harmony, solidarity and prosperity. As a sign of comfort he invokes the abundance of divine blessings on Haiti and all its inhabitants.”

 

POPE FRANCIS EATING, MOVING UNASSISTED: LAB TESTS NEGATIVE

POPE FRANCIS EATING, MOVING UNASSISTED: LAB TESTS NEGATIVE

July 8, 2021 – Statement from Holy See Press Office Director Matteo Bruni on Pope Francis’ continued convalescence at Gemelli Hospital: His Holiness Pope Francis spent a quiet day, eating and moving unassisted. In the afternoon, he wished to express his paternal closeness to the young patients in the nearby paediatric oncology and children’s neurosurgery wards, sending them his affectionate greetings. In the evening he temporarily ran a high temperature. This morning he underwent routine and microbiological examinations, and a chest and abdomen scan, which proved negative. The Holy Father is continuing with his planned treatment and eating by mouth. At this particular moment, he looks toward all those who suffer, expressing his closeness to the sick, especially those most in need of care.