Saturday, 3 June, 2023

Pope expected to leave hospital on Saturday

Pope Francis is expected to be discharged from hospital on Saturday, the Vatican has said.

His return to his Vatican residence at Santa Marta depended on the results of final tests carried out on Friday morning, it added.

The Pope was admitted to Gemelli Hospital in Rome on Wednesday with breathing difficulties.

He was later diagnosed as having bronchitis, although the Vatican said he had responded well to antibiotics.