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Coronavirus Fear: Pope Francis skips event after seen coughing

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As Italy fights coronavirus, Pope Francis revealed he is suffering from a cold and will skip a Lenten spiritual retreat with senior Vatican officials near Rome. The surprise announcement is the first health scare for the 83-year-old pontiff since he became Pope in 2013. The decision to skip the retreat was a last-minute one after Pope Francis was seen coughing recently in a public appearance at St. Peter’s Square.