Pope Francis leaves the hospital

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)

After three nights in Rome’s Gemelli hospital for bronchitis, Pope Francis was discharged on Saturday.

I am still alive,” he said to the press, laughing, when questioned about his state of health as he left.

Despite his condition, this Friday Francis took the time to visit the children of Pediatric Oncology and Children’s Neurosurgery and baptized a baby named Michelangelo.

The Vatican informed that the Supreme Pontiff will preside the Palm Sunday mass this Sunday, although it will be officiated by Cardinal Leonardo Sandri.

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