Pope Francis stable, on antibiotic IV for lung inflammation--Vatican

Pope Francis stable, on antibiotic IV for lung inflammation–Vatican

/ 05:15 PM November 27, 2023

Pope Francis stable, on antibiotic IV for lung inflammation--Vatican

Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from Santa Marta chapel at the Vatican, November 26, 2023. Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS/ File Photo

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, who is suffering from lung inflammation, is in “good and stable” condition, receiving antibiotic therapy intravenously, and will limit his activities for the next few days in order to conserve his strength, the Vatican said on Monday.

Spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement that a CT scan at a Rome hospital on Saturday excluded pneumonia but had detected inflammation in his lungs that caused breathing difficulties.


“The pope’s condition is good and stable, he does not have a fever and his respiratory condition is decidedly improving,” Bruni said.


“To facilitate the pope’s recovery, some important engagements that were scheduled for these days have been postponed so that he can dedicate his time and energy (to recovery)”.

Bruni added that Francis would continue to carry out “easier”, institutional tasks, his condition permitting.

One part of one of the pope’s lungs was removed when Francis was a young man in his native Argentina.

Francis is due to travel to Dubai on Friday to attend the U.N. climate change conference. The Vatican statement did not mention the trip.

READ: Ailing pope to recite Sunday prayer from residence, not St. Peter’s square

READ: Pope Francis down with the flu, undergoes hospital checkup

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Health, Pope Francis, Vatican

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.