Italian clergyman in pope’s residence has virus

Pope Francis is still living in seclusion, while a member of staff at his residence has tested positive for Covid-19. – EPA pic, March 26, 2020.

AN ITALIAN employee of the Holy See who lives in the same residence as Pope Francis was reported today to have tested positive for Covid-19 and been hospitalised.

Several Italian newspapers with reputable sources in the Vatican said the clergyman has lived for years in Saint Martha’s guest house.

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