Pope Francis hospitalized in Rome for scheduled colon surgery

Pope Francis waves at some level of his weekly fashioned audience within the Paul VI hall at the Vatican on October 14, 2020.

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Pope Francis was as soon as hospitalized in Rome on Sunday for what the Vatican talked about was as soon as scheduled surgery for a regular narrowing of the dazzling gut of the 84-yr-damaged-down Roman Catholic chief.

“This afternoon His Holiness Pope Francis went to the A. Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome the put he’ll endure a scheduled surgery for a symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon,” talked about Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy Stare’s press snarl of job, in a observation.

Stenosis is a regular narrowing.

“The surgery shall be performed by Prof. Sergio Alfieri. At the finish of the surgery a brand fresh medical bulletin shall be issued,” Bruni talked about.

The Argentina-born Roman Catholic pontiff was as soon as elected as the predominant pope from the Americas in February 2013. He succeeded German-born Benedict XVI, who retired thanks to advancing age.

The announcement that Francis was as soon as entering the health facility got right here handsome hours after the pope made a public appearance earlier than crowds in St. Peter’s Sq..

A week ago, at the the same frequent appearance there, Francis had requested participants for particular prayers for himself. All over that earlier event, he talked about he plans to envision with Hungary and Slovakia in September.

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