Vatican: Pope is in good condition alert” and breathing on his own after intestinal surgery
The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis is "in good shape and alert" breathing on his own, a day after he underwent a three-hour operation that involved removing half of his colon.
Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said 84-year-old Francis was expected to stay at the Rome’s Gemelli Polyclinic, a Catholic hospital for seven days "except for complications."
Get-well messages continued to arrive for the pope. Italian Premier Mario Draghi’s office said the leader “expresses affectionate wishes for a rapid convalescence and quick healing.”
5 July 2021