Pope Francis hospitalized

Pope Francis hospitalized

Pope Francis has been taken ill and is in hospital, the Vatican has announced.

The Roman Pontiff complained of discomfort in the respiratory processes and as is the customary medical routine, went to Gemelli for scheduled medical check ups.

Holy See Press Office director Matteo Bruni thanked all for the multitude if well meaning messages. “Pope Francis is touched by the many messages received and expresses his gratitude for the closeness and prayers.

The results from the hospital show a respiratory infection that excludes Covid 19 but the condition needs close monitoring hence the decision to hospitalize the Holy Father.

Born in 1936 in Argentina, Pope Francis was elected Pope in 2013, has had a few health issues of late some mainly due to old age.

The whole Diocese of Chikwawa prays for his speedy recovery.