Pope Francis spent a peaceful second night in hospital for treatment of bronchitis, a Vatican source said Friday, as a senior cardinal said the 86-year-old could be discharged as soon as Saturday.
Doctors claimed late Thursday that the pontiff’s condition has “markedly improved” since he was hospitalized to Rome’s Gemelli hospital on Wednesday, adding that he may return home “in the coming days.”
The head of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, told the Adnkronos news agency on Friday that “based on the information I have, the pope will leave Gemelli tomorrow.”
He expressed optimism that Pope Francis will be able to preside over Holy Week and Easter services, Christianity’s most important holidays, which begin this weekend with Palm Sunday.
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