The Pope is “in good situation, alert and respiratory on his personal” after present process an operation that concerned eradicating half his colon, the Vatican has mentioned.
The three-hour process passed off on Sunday and Francis, 84, is predicted to remain in Rome’s Gemelli Polyclinic for an additional seven days.
The process got here after what the Holy See mentioned was a diverticular stenosis, or narrowing of the pope’s sigmoid portion of the big gut.
A quick medical bulletin mentioned the pontiff was spending his first morning convalescing following the surgical procedure on the left aspect of his massive gut.
Earlier than the replace the Vatican had given scant particulars in regards to the operation on the Catholic hospital within the Italian capital.
An Italian cardinal advised reporters he had been knowledgeable that the pope was doing effectively.
“Our prayer and our closeness are very nice,” Cardinal Enrico Feroci mentioned at Rome’s airport the place he was catching a flight.
The Italian information company ANSA quoted him as saying that he had heard earlier within the morning from one other cardinal, Angelo De Donatis, “and he advised me that the pope is effectively”.
Pope Francis gave the Angelus to crowds in St Peter’s Sq. simply hours earlier than his surgical procedure on Sunday.