Pope Francis Released From Hospital

After a brief stay in the hospital, the Pope was released. He spent a few days undergoing routine tests and getting treated for bronchitis. As he left, he joked with reporters that he is “still alive”. When asked if he was scared, he replied: “An old man, older than me, told me after a situation like this: ‘Father, I didn’t see death, but I saw it coming. It’s ugly, eh!’ He then visited Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore where he prayed for the sick children he met at the hospital. He suffers from several conditions, and is often seen with a walking stick or in a wheelchair due to ongoing pain in his right knee. He is fully expected to participate in Palm Sunday tomorrow in St. Peter’s Square.

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