Wednesday, February 28, 2024


Pope Francis rushed to hospital following Wednesday Audience! Prayers requested.


Following the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis, who has been suffering from mild flu symptoms in the past days, visits Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on the Tiber Island for some diagnostic tests.

By Vatican News

A statement released by the Holy See Press Office on Wednesday said Pope Francis visited the Gemelli Hospital on Rome’s Tiber Island straight after the General Audience, where he underwent some diagnostic tests. Following the tests, he was driven back to the Vatican.

Some scheduled papal audiences were cancelled in the past days as a precautionary measure due to flu symptoms the Pope was experiencing.

On Wednesday morning, at the beginning of the Wednesday General Audience, he explained to those present in the Paul VI Hall that he still had a “cold”  and he asked one of his collaborators, Monsignor Filippo Ciampanelli, to read the catechesis for him.

Immediately after the audience, he was driven to the Rome hospital on the Tiber Island, which is very close to the Vatican.

On Sunday, he recited the Angelus as usual, appearing at the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square.

The Holy See Press Office meanwhile has confirmed the Pope will receive German Chancellor, Olaf Scholtz, in audience on Saturday, 2 March, as planned.


TJM said...

I pray for the deliverance of the Faithful

Mark Thomas said...

Father McDonald, thank you for having exhorted us to pray for His Holiness. Throughout the world, countless Catholics, as well as non-Catholics, entreated God to, according to His will, heal Pope Francis.

May we pray as well for each person throughout the world who is in need of physical, emotional, and iritual, healing.


Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas said...

"...iritual, healing."

"...spiritual" healing."

Sorry about that.


Mark Thomas

TJM said...

More fantasies from Mark Thomas. Most Catholics have tuned out the Dictator Pope long ago. Do you get some cheap thrill by posting this nonsense?