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Update on the Pope: Antibiotics are working


Antoine Mekary | ALETEIA

Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 03/30/23

The medical staff at Gemelli says Pope Francis could be home from the hospital in "the coming days."

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The director of the Vatican press office gave an update on the health of Pope Francis, saying that he spent the afternoon “devoting himself to rest, prayer, and some work duties.”

As well, the Vatican shared what it called a report from the medical staff:

As part of scheduled clinical checkups the Holy Father was found to have infectious bronchitis, which required the administration of IV antibiotic therapy. This produced the expected effects with a marked improvement in his state of health.

Based on the expected course, the Holy Father could be discharged in the coming days.

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