Fr. Lombardi said the doctor advised Pope Francis to cancel his scheduled visit and rest. He was supposed to arrive at the Major Seminary at 6pm, answer seminarists’ questions and attend a dinner with them
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Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s visit to Rome’s Major Seminary, where he was scheduled to be at 6pm this afternoon has been postponed. “Pope Francis will not go to the Roman Seminary because he is not feeling a hundred per cent and has a slight temperature. The doctor has therefore advised him to cancel his scheduled commitment and rest,” Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman said in a statement issued in the late afternoon. Francis was due to visit the Seminary to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Trust and meet with seminarists, accompanied by the Cardinal Vicar Agostino Vallini. Later he was going to answer some questions put to him by the seminarists and have dinner with them, before returning to the Vatican this evening.