Pope Francis has been admitted to hospital for a scheduled surgical procedure on his giant gut, the Vatican has introduced.
Officers didn’t reveal when the stenosis surgical procedure would happen, however mentioned that there could be additional information when it was full.
Solely hours earlier the pinnacle of the Catholic church had greeted the crowds in St Peter’s Sq. and delivered mass, as per his typical Sunday custom, and instructed these gathered he could be visiting Hungary and Slovakia in September.
The 84-year-old is being saved at Rome’s Gemelli Polyclinic, within the north east of the town and near the Vatican.
The Vatican mentioned Pope Francis had “symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon” – a narrowing within the giant gut.
The pontiff is in usually good well being, however suffers from sciatica, which provides him occasional bouts of decrease again ache.
He additionally had a lung eliminated as a toddler.
The Pope’s diary was extra busy than typical final week, together with a mass celebration on Tuesday to honour Catholic saints Peter and Paul and presiding over a particular prayer later within the week at a service for Lebanon.
He additionally hosted an viewers with US Secretary Of State Anthony Blinken on Monday, with the Pope showing to be in good spirits all through his engagements.
Francis will not be the primary papal affected person to have had surgical procedure on the hospital, with John Paul II having a benign tumour eliminated in 1992.