Pope health update

Pope health update

The Vatican is saying this morning that the Holy Father is doing well. They go to great pains to emphasize that he is doing well and that the situation was very mild. The statement says that he had a light breakfast and quotes the Vatican spokesman as saying he had “a little coffee.” He celebrated Mass from his hospital bed this morning with his secretary, Archbishop Dziwisz. The diagnosis was “acute laryngeal tracheitis with episodes of laryngeal-spasms,” and I have no idea what that means.

It evens quotes the spokesman as saying he’s going home, possibly to show that he doesn’t see the Holy Father as being in imminent danger.

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