Vatican City, 15 November 2013 (VIS) – Pope Francis, suffering from a cold, has cancelled this morning's engagements, the director of the Holy Press Office Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. told journalists. Since the four audiences this morning were with heads of dicasteries of the Curia, who are resident in Rome and may therefore be received at any time, the Pope decided to postpone them.
However, Fr. Lombardi confirmed the Holy Father's presence this afternoon at St. Peter's Basilica for the episcopal consecration of Msgr. Fernando Vergez Alzaga, secretary general of the Governorate of Vatican City State.