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Media Report Pope Met COVID-19 Infected Bishop At Vatican

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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, Pope Francis puts on his face mask as he attends an inter-religious ceremony for peace in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, in Rome. Pope Francis has been warned of potential exposure to COVID-19 after a Vatican diplomat was infected, Australian media reported on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, the Holy See’s ambassador to Australia, had a face-to-face meeting with Francis at the Vatican on Oct. 6, less than two weeks before testing positive to COVID-19 in Australia, Nine News reported. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

(AP) — Australian media report Pope Francis has been warned of potential exposure to COVID-19 after a Vatican diplomat was infected. Nine News reported Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, the Holy See’s ambassador to Australia, had a face-to-face meeting with Francis at the Vatican on Oct. 6 and tested positive on his return to Australia. Australian authorities say a diplomat who flew into Sydney on Oct. 9 had tested positive for the coronavirus. They won’t reveal the diplomat’s identity. The Vatican did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

 

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