The health of Pope Francis: his fever dropped and he woke up in a very good mood

Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Square during the general audience this Wednesday (REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane) (GUGLIELMO MANGIAPANE/)

“The Pope had a good night, he slept well, he woke up in a very good mood, his fever has gone down and he is breathing well.”

He Pope Franciscoadmitted yesterday to the Gemelli Clinic in Rome after the Wednesday general audience, had woken up in the morning with some difficulty walking and breathing.

Even so, not to disappoint the crowd who was waiting for him in Saint Peter’s Square, he wanted to go there first. He was then taken by ambulance to the Gemelli Clinic, where he underwent a CT scan and various tests that revealed that he had a lung infection that is being treated with antibiotics.

Much was said yesterday about his state of health; however Franciscofor his 86 years and the intensity of his work schedule it’s healthy in general.

As a seminarian, he had a pulmonary complication that led to the removal of the left upper lobe of the lung. He brought him some fatigue in very long celebrations and if he had to talk a lot, but without major complications. Years ago he also suffered from sciatic nerve, which caused him difficulty walking and a lot of pain. In 2021 he underwent surgery to treat a symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon. However, after the surgery, his medical team reported that she was making a good recovery.

When I saw it, on March 7, I found it very good. The previous year I had a problem with knee, which made him move in a wheelchair. “Everything takes twice as long,” he confessed to me, but it’s admirable that he continues to be so generous with his time.

His schedule is exhausting, not only because of the number of people you receive, but also because you must first find out what it is about, who they are and what the people you are going to listen to are doing. He gets up very early, at 4AM In general, he eats well at noon and at night very frugally. He goes to bed early and sleep six hours. In the morning he prays, celebrates mass and begins his official agenda. In the afternoon he has his own agenda that takes place in Santa Marta.

There is great expectation in the Holy See for his health, since this coming Sunday begins the Easter and had to preside over the celebrations. The whole world prays for his recovery. yesterday was moved by the waterfall of messages and expressions of affection.

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