Pope Francis could be released from Rome’s Gemelli Clinic in the next few days. On Thursday evening, the Vatican published information from the medical staff treating the illness of the 86-year-old Catholic Church leader.
Accordingly, the Pope had been diagnosed with bronchitis. This required infusion-based antibiotic therapy, which had the expected effect and resulted in a significant improvement in his health. “Due to the expected course of events, the Holy Father could be released in the next few days,” concludes the message reported by KathPress on Thursday evening.
The Pope was admitted to the hospital in Rome on Wednesday afternoon. First, the Vatican said it was a “planned investigation.” In the evening there was talk of a respiratory infection “which will require appropriate medical treatment in the hospital for a few days”.
On Thursday afternoon, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni announced that the pope had slept well; his clinical condition is continuously improving. He follows the prescribed treatment.