Pope Francis is “responding nicely” after surgical procedure on his massive gut, the Vatican has stated.
Spokesman Matteo Bruni stated in a press release that the stenosis surgical procedure was finished underneath basic anaesthesia however he gave no particulars about how lengthy it lasted or how lengthy the pope would stay in Rome’s Gemelli hospital.
The Vatican earlier stated that the process had been scheduled and was not prompted by an emergency.
It got here simply hours after the pinnacle of the Catholic church greeted the crowds in St Peter’s Sq. and delivered mass, as per his traditional Sunday custom, and advised these gathered he could be visiting Hungary and Slovakia in September.
The Vatican stated Pope Francis, 84, had “symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon” – a narrowing within the massive 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 traditional 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 shouldn’t 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.