Pope Francis doing well after intestinal surgery, Vatican says

Pope Francis is doing well after the intestinal surgery, said the Vatican on Sunday post the pontiff had been hospitalized for first time since his took office in 2013.

As per Matteo Bruni, a spokesman for Francis, the pope has responded well to the intestinal surgery that was done in general anesthesia. However, Bruni did not give any further details on Sunday and didn’t say how many more days will the pope remain at the Gemelli hospital in Rome.

The pontiff was hospitalized on Sunday afternoon while the statement Bruni’s statement was issued right before Rime’s midnight time.

Francis went under the knife for symptomatic diverticular stenosis of colon. The surgery was conducted by a ten-person team of doctors.

Apart from causing severe pain, the health condition may result in inflammation, difficulty in the bowel movement and bloating. It also tends to affect the elderly more.

Pope Francis seemed be in the pink of health a few hours earlier while he addressed several people at the Saint Peter’s Square for Sunday blessing as well as announced a visit to Budapest and Slovakia in September.

Notably, the Gemelli hospital in Rome treats popes traditionally and a segment of its tenth floor is reserved permanently for them.


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