Pope Francis Visits Hospital Prior to 87th Birthday
Pope Francis is back in the news for health reasons again.
According to reports, the Pope is having a bout with the flu, so there are concerns about his lung capacity due to his age and exposure to COVID.
The tests were being performed at Gemelli Isola Hospital, which is where Pope Francis was treated earlier this year for a respiratory infection.
Better Safe Than Sorry
At 86, it is always better to play it safe, which is what Pope Francis’ team is doing.
A cold or flu could turn into something far more serious if permitted to fester, hence the trip to Gemelli Isola for testing.
The Pope underwent a CAT scan to check for any further respiratory issues, and it reportedly came back negative.
Pope Francis had canceled his Saturday appointments, which is what started to get the stories rolling about something being wrong with his health.
He is still scheduled to fly to Dubai on Friday for COP28, where all the important people will fly into town, literally hundreds of private jets, to tell the rest of the world the horrors of climate change.
That one meeting does more damage to the environment than any of us will do during our entire lives, yet they spew carbon emissions on their private planes so they can all slap each other on the back and pretend they are saving the world.
Perhaps people would take them more seriously if they held this meeting via Zoom instead of jetting around the world so they could party on their respective taxpayer’s money for two weeks.
In recent years, Pope Francis has had several health scares, including spending 10 days at Gemelli for intestinal surgery in July 2021.
He was also hospitalized this past March for bronchitis, spending three days in the hospital before being released.