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Francis: “I Remember Asking My Mother If I Was About to Die”

“I know from experience the feeling of those who are sick with coronavirus and struggle to breathe,” Francis says in his new book Ritorniamo a sognare.

He was a 21-year-old Buenos Aires seminarian when an illness, mis-diagnosed as influenza, worsened, “They took about a litre and a half of water out of one lung and I was hanging between life and death.”

Several months later doctors removed the upper lobe of his right lung, “For months I didn’t know who I was, if I would live or die, even the doctors didn’t know. I remember hugging my mother one day and asking her if I was about to die.”

Sister Cornelia Caraglio OP who worked as nurse helped save his life by secretly doubling the doses of penicillin and streptomycin that a doctor had prescribed.

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john333
Just a good student of his Jesuit order that JPII Paul VI did nothing to correct
comfort ye
"Windswept House"
mccallansteve
Francis should rather be concerned about eternal death.
malemp
the greatesT traitor since JUDAS!