Pope Francis hospitalized at Gemelli Hospital

For a respiratory infection

In recent days Pope Francis “has complained of some respiratory difficulties and this afternoon he went to the A. Gemelli Polyclinic for medical check-ups, reported today, February 28, 2023 Holy See Press Office director Matteo Bruni.

“Its outcome revealed a respiratory infection (excluding Covid 19 infection) that will require a few days of appropriate hospital medical treatment”, the statement says.

The Pope “is moved by the many messages received and expresses his gratitude for the closeness and prayers”, concludes Bruni.

Despite the pain he felt these days, the Holy Father did not cancel his agenda. It has been the results of the medical tests that have forced the Pontiff to cancel his schedule for this week.

In these days that coincide with the Passion of the Lord, from Exaudi we propose a chain of prayer for his speedy recovery.