The Pope was admitted to the hospital, all activities for tomorrow have been cancelled

Pope Francis (86) is hospitalized in Rome today, and his appointments planned for tomorrow have been cancelled. He has a respiratory infection and will have to spend several days in hospital, the Vatican said.

- The Holy Father is in the "Jemeli" hospital, where he was taken this afternoon for pre-arranged examinations," said the spokesman of the Holy See, Matteo Bruni, without giving any other information.

The Pope has been having difficulty breathing in recent days, but does not have covid-19, the statement added.

- The Pope is touched by the numerous messages received and expresses his gratitude for the closeness and prayers - the Vatican states.

The Pope presided over his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square this morning.

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