Headline RoundupApril 1st, 2023

Pope Francis Checks Out Of Hospital

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Pope Francis exited the hospital on Saturday after a three-day stay with bronchitis.

The Details: Pope Francis checked into Gemelli Hospital in Rome on Wednesday to receive antibiotic treatment for infectious bronchitis. His first order of business was visiting one of Rome’s most famous churches, Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, where he prayed for the sick children he met while being treated.

For Context: The 86-year-old Pope suffered from severe pneumonia when he was 21 which resulted in having part of one of his lungs removed. Just a week away from Easter, he will have a particularly busy schedule coming up with Holy Week celebrations.

Key Quotes: While leaving, from his vehicle, the Pope said to supporters, "I wasn't frightened, I'm still alive." Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said, "I can confirm that… Pope Francis is expected to be present in St Peter's Square on Sunday for the Eucharistic celebration of Palm Sunday, the Passion of the Lord."

How The Media Covered It: Sources across the spectrum covered the event similarly.

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