Pope recovering from respiratory problem
Pope Francis, who was suffering from what the Vatican initially described as "flu-like" symptoms, was unable to deliver his Angelus address Nov. 26 from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square. Instead, he sat in the chapel of his Vatican residence, where an aide read the message on his behalf. The pope, who will turn 87 next month, explained his absence due to lung inflammation, which was causing respiratory difficulties. However, he was able to give his blessing via livestream to those gathered in St. Peter's Square.