Pope RUSHED to Hospital

    Pope Francis
    "Pope Francis" by Monica de Argentina is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

    Pope Francis was taken to the hospital on Wednesday.

    The Pope was reportedly suffering from a lung infection.

    He had been having difficulty breathing for days, according to local reports.

    Take Him In

    Vatican spokespeople were adamant that the Pope does NOT have COVID.

    Pope Francis has not had a long history of health issues, but he has had some challenges in recent years.

    For instance, in 2021, he had to have a significant section of his colon removed.

    Now at 86, his critics are wondering if he will be able to hold up to the busy schedule of the holiest season on the calendar.

    Spokesman Matteo Bruni stated, “The tests showed a respiratory infection (COVID-19 infection excluded) that will require some days of medical therapy.”

    Francis was to kick off the holy season with Palm Sunday events this weekend, but that now seems unlikely.

    All audiences have been canceled through Friday as of this writing, so we will have to keep our eyes on this to see how he progresses.

    Recent videos and photos of the pontiff have not been flattering, showing a morbidly obese man who even has trouble getting in and out of the car during appearances.