Rome Newsroom, Oct 2, 2021 / 06:00 am
Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco has been hospitalized with COVID-19 after traveling to the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest.
The cardinal, 78, had been fully vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine last May. He tested positive for COVID-19 upon his return to Italy from Hungary and was hospitalized on Sept. 28.
Bagnasco is currently being treated in the infectious diseases ward of the Galliera Hospital in Genoa, the northern Italian city where he served as archbishop from 2006 until his retirement last year.
The hospital released a note on Sept. 30 that said that the cardinal’s “general condition is more than good and the clinical progress is positive” that included a photo of Bagnasco waving from the hospital window.