Pope Francis/AFP in file image.
The pope was forced to cancel his plans for this Friday due to a mild fever, but returned to work this Saturday to meet with filmmaker Martin Scorsese.
The pope had several private audiences with Scorsese and his wife Helen Morris as part of the Vatican conference. The Vatican released a photo of the three smiling.
The 86-year-old Pope was hospitalized with bronchitis just two months ago. However, Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin dismissed speculation about the pope’s health on Thursday, saying he was simply “tired” as he continued his busy schedule.
Francis hosted eight meetings on Thursday, including the World Conference of Mayors on Green Cities, hosted by the Pope Scolas Ocaletes Foundation and the Latin American Development Bank (CAF).
Francis, who usually has his schedule free after 1:00 p.m., went in the afternoon to the Aura Magna of the Augustinianum College, one of the headquarters of the Papal Lateran University, and spoke with several young people from Scholas Ocallans under this framework. did A biodiversity and sustainability initiative in Latin American cities, part of the Laudato Si School project promoted by Scholas Occurrentes and CAF.
His next public appearance will be this Sunday at St. Peter’s Basilica to celebrate Pentecost and the traditional Regina Ceri prayer. He is scheduled to meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Monday.
The various health problems the Pope suffered last year, from persistent pain in his right knee to his recent hospitalization for bronchitis, have sparked widespread concern and fueled speculation about his predecessor, Benedict XVI’s decision to resign. ing.