Vatican City, AP. At a traditional prayer meeting held every Sunday, Pope Francis announced to devotees that he would not take part in the week-long spiritual Lenten retreat due to a cold. He will not participate in this spiritual event for the first time in seven years after becoming Pope.

Pope Francis, 83, had to lose part of his lungs in his youth due to respiratory disease. Due to the cold, he has also canceled many official programs to be held this week.

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He was also seen coughing and suffering from colds on Wednesday before coming before the devotees on Sunday. Addressing the devotees on Sunday, the Pope himself announced that he was suffering from a cold and would not be able to attend the Lenten Retreat. Never before has Pope Francis canceled so many official programs.

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