why Pope Francis to be hospitalized for several days ?

Pope Francis to be hospitalized for several days with respiratory infection, Vatican say

Pope Francis will be hospitalized for “a few days” for the treatment of a respiratory infection, the Vatican said on Wednesday, raising concerns over the health of the 86-year-old pontiff. 

“In recent days Pope Francis complained of some respiratory difficulties and this afternoon he went to Policlinico A. 

Gemelli for some medical checks,” Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement, referring to the Rome hospital where popes are normally treated.  

The outcome of these [tests] showed a respiratory infection (excluding Covid-19 infection) that will require a few days of appropriate hospital medical therapy.

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After his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square, Francis was taken to the hospital to undergo a number of tests. Earlier in the day, the Vatican had said that the visit and tests were planned. 

The Holy Father has been at Gemelli since this afternoon for some previously scheduled test