Pope Francis appears to have made a rapid recovery from a bout of bronchitis that caused him to be hospitalised.
Pope visits children in hospital, set to be discharged
Pope Francis has baptised a baby and greeted children in Rome’s Gemelli hospital as he appeared to make a rapid recovery from a bout of bronchitis that caused him to be hospitalised earlier this week.
Francis is expected to return home on Saturday, pending the results of his latest medical tests, and is scheduled to take part in a Palm Sunday service the following day to mark the start of Easter Week celebrations, the Vatican said.
The Pope, 86, was taken to hospital two days ago after complaining of breathing difficulties.
He was diagnosed with bronchitis and has responded well to an infusion of antibiotics, his medical team has said.