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Vatican: Pope Francis conducted medical examinations at a hospital in Rome


The Vatican announced that the 86-year-old Pope Francis underwent examinations on Tuesday morning at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, two months after he was admitted there with pneumonia.

“This morning Pope Francis went to Gemelli Hospital to undergo medical examinations and returned to the Vatican before noon,” Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See’s Information Office, said in a statement sent just before 14:30.

In the morning, several Italian media reported that the Pope stayed for forty minutes in Gemelli Hospital before returning to his residence in Santa Marta, the Vatican.

At the end of March, the Holy Father was treated for three days in this hospital for a respiratory infection.

The Vatican had announced that the Pope was going to the hospital for pre-scheduled checks, before saying that he was having difficulty breathing and an infection that required antibiotic treatment.

Pope Francis said two weeks ago in an interview with Spanish-language Telemundo television that the “pneumonia” was treated “in due time”. “If we had waited a few hours, it would have been more dangerous,” he added.

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