Pope Francis has a respiratory infection . This was confirmed by the Vatican press office: "In recent days he has complained of some breathing difficulties and this afternoon he went to the Gemelli Polyclinic to carry out some medical checks", reads a statement.

"The outcome of the same highlighted a respiratory infection ( excluding the Covid-19 infection ) which will require a few days of appropriate hospital medical therapy ". "Pope Francis is touched by the many messages received and expresses his gratitude for the closeness and prayers".

The Pontiff would have arrived at the hospital by ambulance following an illness, subjected to various tests no heart problems would have been found, as some newspapers reported . Respiratory tests were also carried out and the situation, according to medical sources, "does not cause concern".

Saturation is fine.

The Pope could spend a few days in the hospital.

According to what has been learned, in fact, the staff closest to Bergoglio - including the safety device - was mobilized to spend the night in the university polyclinic .

In addition to an interview that the Pope had scheduled in the Vatican for this afternoon, the Pope's hearings scheduled for Thursday and Friday have also been cancelled.

Bergoglio is located on the tenth floor of the Gemelli, in the so-called "apartment of the Popes" which he already used for his ten-day hospitalization after the colon operation he underwent on July 4, 2021. Apartment previously used several times also by John Paul II.




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