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Vatican confirms Pope Francis hospitalized over pulmonary infection

Pope Francis has been hospitalized over a respiratory infection, the Vatican press service said on Wednesday.

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni noted that the pope does not have COVID-19 but that tests showed he does have a respiratory infection that will "require some days of medical therapy." He came in for checks after experiencing "some breathing difficulties."

Earlier, Pope Francis canceled his audiences for the next two days.

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