During the afternoon of this Wednesday they reported from the Vatican that he Pope Francisco he was hospitalized for treatment due to a respiratory infection. The Pontiff went to the hospital Gemelli Polyclinic to submit to “some previously scheduled checks”as indicated Matteo Bruni, Director of the Holy See Press Office.

“In recent days, Pope Francis has complained of some respiratory difficulties and this afternoon he went to the A. Gemelli Polyclinic to undergo some medical check-ups. Their results showed a respiratory infection (excluding the Covid 19 infection) that will require a few days of adequate hospital medical treatment.” explained bruni to Vatican journalists.

The pope’s spokesman confirmed the hospital treatment that the Supreme Pontiff will have to go through and added that “Pope Francis is moved by the many messages received and expresses his gratitude for the closeness and prayers”, add the message.

Last Sunday, Pope Francis prayed the Angelus at noon from his study window overlooking St. Peter’s Square and appeared to be in good health.