Almost Dead: Francis Arrived Unconscious in Hospital
As he does every year, Francis called his friend Michele Ferri, a computer scientist from Pesaro, Italy, on Easter Monday using him as a spokesman for the oligarchs' media.
Ferri immediately contacted IlRestoDelCarlino.it, to tell the newspaper that Francis had arrived in hospital unconscious on March 29. "A few more hours and I probably wouldn't be here,” Francis told Ferri.
The Vatican has issued many conflicting versions of Francis’ health. The latest was that he had "bronchitis."
Ferri's brother was killed in 2013. In his grief, Ferri wrote to Francis, who has been calling him regularly ever since.