Vatican: Pope is in good condition alert” and breathing on his own after intestinal surgery


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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.”



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5 July 2021



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