Pope Francis returned to the Vatican just before midday, July 14, after spending nine days in the Gemelli hospital recovering from an intestinal operation on July 4.
Pope Francis “is continuing his planned treatment and rehabilitation, which will allow him to return to the Vatican as soon as possible.”
Pope Francis continues to make progress after his operation but will remain in hospital for to “optimize in the best way possible the medical and rehabilitation therapy.”
Pope Francis greets the public from hospital balcony: ‘I am glad to be able to keep the Sunday Angelus appointment’
The pope looked well and spoke strongly one week after surgery, reports Gerard O’Connell. In addition to thanking people for their prayers, he called for universal health care and condemned violence in Haiti.
Pope Francis continues to make progress in his post-surgery recovery and celebrated Mass in a private chapel on Friday. America’s Vatican correspondent, Gerard O'Connell, reports.
Pope Francis continues to recover well from the intestinal operation he underwent on July 4. He has walked in the corridor, resumed work, celebrated Mass, and is eating regularly.
Pope Francis had a temporary fever last evening, July 7. But routine microbiological examinations and a CT scan of his chest and abdomen carried out this morning came back negative.
Pope Francis suffered severe restriction of the bowel, continues to make ‘satisfactory’ progress after surgery
Part of the intestine that was removed during the pope’s surgery showed that he suffered from a “severe” restriction of the bowel. America’s Vatican correspondent, Gerard O'Connell, provides an update.
Pope Francis continues to recover after his intestinal operation on Sunday evening but wishes to keep media coverage of his hospital stay succinct and low-key, reports Gerard O’Connell.
Pope Francis, 84, underwent a pre-planned surgery for a restriction of the sigmoid portion of the large intestine at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome this Sunday afternoon.