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The Supreme Pontiff known for a fondness for close personal contact, quickly removed his mask as he emerged from the car carrying him to the audience AFP reports. He however, refused to shake hands and kiss babies at the Apostolic Palace inside the Vat...

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POPE FRANCIS WEARS MASK IN PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME

Published by: A. Odean
09/10/2020 04:32 PM
He wore the mask on Wednesday while attending his second traditional general audience before a limited public presence after a six-month suspension occasioned by Coronavirus restrictions.
He wore the mask on Wednesday while attending his second traditional general audience before a limited public presence after a six-month suspension occasioned by Coronavirus restrictions.

The Supreme Pontiff known for a fondness for close personal contact, quickly removed his mask as he emerged from the car carrying him to the audience AFP reports. He however, refused to shake hands and kiss babies at the Apostolic Palace inside the Vatican as is his custom.

 

As he walked through, crowds of faithfuls thronged behind a barrier and lowered their masks to greet him. The leader of the Catholic Church whose real name is Jorge Bergoglio suffered from acute pleurisy and surgeons removed part of his right lung when he was 21, according to his biographer Austen Ivereigh. He has, however, shown little concern for his health since the pandemic began and had never appeared with a mask before Wednesday despite receiving visitors within the Apostolic Palace.

 

So far, the Vatican City has had only 12 cases of the Coronavirus with all recovering and zero deaths.

 

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