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Pope Francis, Weakened by ‘a Bit of a Cold,’ Has Aide Read Reflection Before Hospital Visit

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Wednesday general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican on Feb. 28, 2024.

The Pope also had an aide read his prepared remarks at an earlier morning meeting Wednesday with members of the Synod of Bishops of the Patriarchal Church of Cilicia of the Armenians.