Pope Francis not sick, Vatican says

Pope Francis not sick, Vatican says

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Church officials announced a curtailed summer schedule for Pope Francis earlier this week. (Source: CNN) Church officials announced a curtailed summer schedule for Pope Francis earlier this week. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - The Vatican is looking to quiet reports that Pope Francis is ill.

Officials say his reduced schedule is a common move for popes during the summer months.

Church officials announced the curtailed summer schedule earlier this week, leading some to speculate that he is sick.

Francis made his usual public appearance in St. Peter's square Wednesday.

The 77-year-old is also planning a trip to South Korea in August.

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