Pope Francis hospitalized for respiratory infection

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 27: Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he drives around St Peter's Square ahead of his first weekly general audience as pope on March 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis held his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square today (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Pope Francis entered the Agostino Gemelli hospital in Rome on Wednesday afternoon due to a respiratory infection, the Vatican press office reported.

He explains that for days “he had been suffering from some respiratory difficulties and this afternoon he went to the A. Gemelli Polyclinic for medical check-ups.

He added that the infection “will require a few days of adequate medical treatment” and excluded that said condition is a contagion of Covid-19.

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