A clergyman who lives in the same residence with Pope Francis has tested positive for coronavirus .. we’ve learnt.
According to several Italian newspapers, the clergyman has lived for years in the Saint Martha’s guesthouse.
Il Messaggero reports the person is “one of the pope’s closest collaborators, an official of the Secretariate of the State, who was found to have a slight temperature after going in for a routine check.”
Also, the daily La Stampa says the unnamed person has been hospitalised in Rome and that his office’s been disinfected.
Meanwhile, Pope Francis has remained secluded at his residence since coming down with a cold late last month.
In fact, La Stampa also says Pope Francis has been “eating alone in his room for some time” as precaution.
He also has private meetings and occasionally moves to the Vatican library to record livestreamed messages to the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics.