Just before Easter: Pope hospitalized for an infection

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Pope Francis was admitted to Rome’s Gemelli Polyclinic Wednesday afternoon. He is to undergo examinations that had already been scheduled, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a press release. According to media reports, the pope could spend several days in the hospital. Appointments of the pope on Thursday and Friday and an interview planned for Wednesday afternoon at the Vatican were cancelled.

Francis is in a room on the tenth floor of the polyclinic, known as the “apartment of the popes” because Francis’ predecessors had often been treated here. Francis had already spent ten days in connection with his intestinal surgery on July 4, 2021.

In recent months, the 86-year-old has been burdened by knee problems. Concerned about the effects of anesthesia, the Holy Father had previously refused to undergo knee surgery.

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