Pope Francis is better, hospital treatment continues – Vatican

Pope Francis on his way to his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican on March 29, 2023.

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Pope Francis’ health is improving after being hospitalized with a respiratory infection and he has returned to work while treatment continues, the Vatican said on Thursday.

The pope was unexpectedly rushed to hospital on Wednesday after complaining of breathing difficulties, raising fresh concerns over the health of the 86-year-old pope, who is suffering from a range of ailments.

“His Holiness Pope Francis had a good rest during the night. His condition is gradually improving and he is continuing his planned treatment,” Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement.

“This morning after breakfast he read some newspapers and went back to work,” he added. The statement noted that Francis was not bedridden. He prayed in the small chapel in his private hospital suite.

“I am touched by the many messages that have come in these hours and I thank you for the closeness and prayer,” the pope wrote separately on Twitter.

Francis this month marked his 10th anniversary as Pope.

Bruni did not say when Francis could leave Gemelli Hospital in Rome. The Vatican said Wednesday it expects to spend “a few days” there.

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