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