The Pope is to be admitted to hospital for several days with a pulmonary infection after having difficulty breathing in recent days, the Vatican says.
Pope hospitalised for respiratory infection: Vatican
Pope Francis is suffering from a respiratory infection and will stay in the hospital for treatment for several days, the Vatican says.
The head of the Catholic Church had been taken to Rome’s Gemelli University Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.
Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said the 86-year-old pontiff had complained of breathing problems in recent days.
At the hospital, tests revealed the infection.