Vatican City, Apr 1, 2023 / 04:16 am
Pope Francis was discharged from the hospital Saturday morning after a three-night stay in Rome’s Gemelli Hospital.
Before departing by car, the pope greeted the crowd gathered outside of the hospital. In an emotional moment, he stopped to embrace and pray with a sobbing mother whose 5-year-old daughter died in the hospital the night before.
When asked by a journalist how he was feeling, the pope quipped: “Still alive!”
Pope Francis stops on way out of Gemelli hospital to thank journalists for their work.— Delia Gallagher (@deliacnn) April 1, 2023
I ask him how he’s feeling, “Still alive!” he says. pic.twitter.com/M3x8XShBNM