Pope Francis has returned to the Holy See after being released from the hospital.

Pope Francis returned to the Holy See after being discharged from the Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome, where he had been hospitalized since last Wednesday due to bronchitis.

Before leaving the hospital, the Supreme Pontiff said goodbye to its CEO, Marco Elefanti, as well as to the team of doctors and assistants who treated him there, according to a statement from the press office of the Holy See.

He also welcomed the rector of the Catholic University, Franco Anelli, and the chief spiritual assistant of the Catholic University, Monsignor Claudio Giuliodori, along with his closest staff, the note said.

The Pope expressed gratitude to the medical staff for their “self-sacrifice and spirit of service” and dedicated “a thought to all those who help alleviate physical suffering.”

“We look forward to your presence in St. Peter’s Square for the celebration of Palm Sunday,” the Vatican said in a statement, specifying that while it will preside at Mass on April 2 at St. Peter’s Basilica, it will be presided over by a cardinal. Leonardo Sandri.

They are also expected to take part in other events planned for Holy Week, including Mass on Easter Sunday, April 9, which will be officiated by Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, the source said.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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