Pope Francis Back To Work After Health Concerns

Francis held mass on Sunday after canceling an appearance at a Rome hospital Friday. It was his third canceled public appearance this month.

Pope Francis Back To Work After Health Concerns
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Pope Francis is back to work after canceling a public appearance for the third time this month — which raised concerns about his health.

Francis held audiences on Saturday and mass on Sunday at the Vatican. (Via Al Jazeera)

On Friday, the International Business Times points out Francis canceled an appearance at a hospital in Rome for what the Vatican simply described as a "sudden indisposition."

But, as NBC reports, the Vatican assures there is no reason to worry about the pope's health. Still, this is what ABC had to say about the pope's Sunday mass.

"At today's event, the 77-year-old pontiff appeared tired and spoke softly, but later received smiling and hugging archbishops who attended that ceremony."

And CBS points out some of the pope's health challenges: "Francis has only one full lung, has a bad back and was down with an intestinal problem earlier this month." Despite those challenges, the Vatican says there's no reason to be alarmed.

The pope is expected to go on a long trip to South Korea in August.