Pope Francis admitted to hospital: audiences for the next few days cancelled

Pope Francis admitted to Gemelli: arrived by ambulance, hearings for the next few days cancelled

Pope Francis has been taken by ambulance to the Gemelli hospital in Rome and the audiences scheduled for the next two days were cancelled. This morning, Bergoglio regularly held the usual Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square. Immediately afterwards he returned to his residence, Casa Santa Marta, but suddenly canceled the interview that he should have recorded for the program A Sua lui Immagine with the presenter Lorena Bianchetti. Then the arrival by ambulance at the Gemelli. From what ilfattoquotidiano.it learns, all the hearings scheduled for tomorrow and the day after tomorrow have been cancelled.

The transport of the Pontiff, according to what was declared by the director of the Press Office of the Holy See Matteo Bruni, is due for "certain previously scheduled checks". In the same hospital, on 4 July 2021, Pope Francis has undergone colon surgery. The stay lasted ten days. "The definitive histological examination - the Vatican specified at the time - confirmed a severe diverticular stenosis with signs of sclerosing diverticulitis".

Francesco doesn't like to talk about his health. To those who ask him how he is he always replies: "Still alive". A fun way to get around the question. For a year now, the Pope has often used a wheelchair due to difficulty walking due to a ligament injury in his right knee. Some time ago, Francesco spoke about his physical conditions with the Argentine journalist Nelson Castro. Bergoglio recalled when, in 1957, at the age of 21, he underwent the removal of the upper lobe of his right lung due to three cysts: “When I recovered from the anesthesia, the pain he felt was very intense. It's not that I wasn't worried, but I always had the belief that I would be healed."

And again: “I have never felt any limitation in my activities”. Even in the various international trips "I have never had to limit or cancel" anything from the program. “I have never experienced fatigue or shortness of breath (dyspnea). As the doctors explained to me, the right lung expanded and covered the entire ipsilateral hemithorax." The journalist asked him: "Do you think about death?". “Yes”, replied the Pope. “Are you afraid?”, urged the reporter. "No. Not at all,” Bergoglio replied. “How do you imagine his death?” Castro asked him then. “As Pope – was Francis's reply – in office or emeritus. And here, in Rome. He's not going back to Argentina ”.