Pope Francis coughing at the Angelus 2020.

Pope Francis Is Hospitalized for Respiratory Problems. Official Update

Official update on the state of health of Pope Francis.

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(ZENIT News / Vatican City, 03.29.2023).- The Holy See made public that the Holy Father has been admitted to a hospital in Rome. In the early afternoon of Wednesday, March 29, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said: “The Holy Father has been in the Gemelli Hospital since this afternoon, to undergo some previously scheduled check-ups.”

A few hours later — night in Rome –, the Holy See communicated the following:

“ Over the last days, Pope Francis has complained about some respiratory difficulties and this afternoon he went to the A. Gemelli Polyclinic to undergo some medical checks. The result of these checks has revealed a respiratory infection (the COVID -19 infection is excluded), which will require a few days of appropriate hospitalized medical treatment. Pope Francis is moved by the many messages received and expresses his gratitude for the closeness and prayer.”

The Gemelli Polyclinic is the hospital where Saint John Paul II was admitted on numerous occasions.

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