Pope Francis was discharged from the Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome on Saturday where he was being treated for bronchitis. The 86-year-old pope was hospitalized on Wednesday following a weekly public appearance in St. Peter’s Square after experiencing breathing difficulties. During his hospital stay, he received antibiotics intravenously. After a quick recovery, the Vatican released details of Francis’ Holy Week schedule, where he will preside over Palm Sunday Mass and Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square. He is also scheduled to perform Holy Thursday Mass. However, it remains unclear whether he will attend the late-night, torch-lit Way of the Cross procession at Rome’s Colosseum to mark Good Friday. Before leaving the hospital, the pope offered words of comfort to a Rome couple whose daughter died at the Catholic hospital the previous night. He also took time to sign a boy’s autographed cast. As a young man in his native Argentina, Francis had part of a lung removed, which makes him particularly vulnerable to respiratory illnesses.

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