Pope Francis resumed his regular appointments on Saturday morning, as reported by a Vatican communications official. Andrea Tornielli, the editorial director of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication, shared on Twitter that the Pope had resumed his usual audiences on the morning of May 27.
A spokesperson from the Vatican confirmed that the Pope had canceled his meetings on the morning of May 26 due to a fever. Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office, stated that Pope Francis was unable to receive any visitors that morning due to his feverish condition.
According to the Vatican’s daily news bulletin, the Pope proceeded with his regular Saturday morning meeting with Archbishop Robert Prevost, the prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops. Additionally, he met with delegations from the Orthodox Church of Athens and Loyola University of Seville. He also had an audience with Father Wagner Ferreira da Silva, the president of the Brazilian Catholic community Canção Nova.
Furthermore, the Pope held an audience with participants of a conference organized by the Jesuit magazine “La Civiltà Cattolica” and Georgetown University, focusing on “The Global Aesthetics of the Catholic Imagination.” Esteemed film director Martin Scorsese and his wife Helen Morris attended the conference and participated in the audience with the Pope.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, briefly addressed journalists on Friday afternoon regarding the Pope’s condition. Parolin mentioned that the Pope was tired and had an extremely busy day prior. He explained that during his meeting with Scholas Occurrentes, the Pope desired to greet everyone, but his stamina might have faltered.
Pope Francis has a scheduled Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for the solemnity of Pentecost on May 28, followed by the recitation of the Regina Caeli antiphon. It is worth noting that the Pope had been hospitalized for four days at the end of March due to a lung infection.