ROME, IT. (THECOUNT) — Pope Francis was forced to cancel a planned mass Thursday at St John Lateran basilica after falling ill amid the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.
Reports say, the 83-year-year-old pontiff was “not well enough” to attend the church service, which comes as the outbreak in Italy topped 500 cases.
He was due to worship today with clergy at St John Lateran basilica on the other side of Rome, but stayed in the Santa Marta guesthouse where he lives in the Vatican, reports TheSun.
Spokesman Matteo Bruni said Francis had a “slight indisposition” and preferred to stay in the residence.
He added: “All other commitments will go ahead.”
It is not clear what his symptoms are, but he was seen blowing his nose and covering his mouth as he coughed during an Ash Wednesday service in St Peter’s yesterday.
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Magnitude Mw 6.0 / Region CENTRAL ITALY / Date and time 2016-10-26 19:18:08.8 UTC / Location 43.00 N ; 13.15 E / Depth 10 km.
The mayor of Ussita, Italy says many houses collapsed in “apocalyptic situation.” A major tunnel has also been heavily damaged in the quake now registered at 6.1.
Distances 134 km NE of Roma, Italy / pop: 2,564,000 / local time: 21:18:08.8 2016-10-26
63 km E of Perugia, Italy / pop: 150,000 / local time: 21:18:08.8 2016-10-26
38 km NW of Ascoli Piceno, Italy / pop: 51,400 / local time: 21:18:08.8 2016-10-26
Protests have broken out over plans to build a mosque right next to the Tower of Pisa. The protest comes a week after the removal of a Tunisian national by Italian authorities, who allegedly was planning an attack on historical landmark monument.
Twenty-six-year-old Bilel Chahoui, was arrested last Thursday after he posted on social media he was planning on attacking the monument.
Local politician and one of the protest’s biggest leaders, Gianluca Gambini, states the majority of Pisans are against the mosque and warned it might become a center for radicalization. Gambini said: “According to a recent poll, 57 percent of Pisans are against the mosque. Continue reading
Orlando Bloom is really, really enjoying his Italian vacation with girlfriend Katy Perry.
Bloom was caught on camera by a local photographer in all his blooming glory..
We can’t show you the photos here, but jump over to lovebscott to see them uncensored.
Skiing champ, Lindsey Vonn, was evacuated to a local hospital in Andorra after a serious crash during the World Cup super-G on Saturday.
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Drake loomed courtside as Serena Williams lost in her bid to win a record setting four Grand Slam singles titles in one calendar year, leaving many to wonder, why didn’t he just stay home?
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The R.I.C.O. rapper didn’t bring her much luck. Continue reading
Katy Perry performing her act on the Leaning Tower of Pisa and then found time to diddle Michelangelo‘s David during her trip to Italy.
Perry is in Italy to perform a concert in Milan.
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Lana Del Rey spotted in her bikini while vacationing in Italy.
We already knew that Del Rey is a chain smoker and now we can add creampuff.
If Del Rey ever quits the music business, she can always star in Free Willy 5!
Uruguay’s star soccer player Luis Suarez, for the third time in his career, BIT his opponent’s back in the middle of a game.
In the 79th minute Suarez got close to Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini and bit him in the shoulder.
Hayden Panettiere showing off her emerging baby bump in a crop top!
The Nashville star, 24, exposed her swelling belly taking a walk with her fiance, Wladimir Klitschko. The couple were vacationing in the town of Porto Cervo, Italy, , on Saturday, June 21.
Panettiere comfortable in flat sandals and loose black pants, which she paired with a matching halter crop top. Continue reading