Pope Francis Back in Vatican After Hernia Operation

Pope Francis was discharged from Rome’s Gemelli Hospital early Friday morning, nine days after being admitted for surgery on an abdominal hernia, marking his second hospitalization in three months and his second surgery in two years.

U.S. Church Leaders Offer Prayers for Pope Francis’ Recovery

Catholic Church leaders around the country offered prayers for Pope Francis following the Vatican’s March 29 announcement that he would be hospitalized in Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for a few days to treat a respiratory infection.

Facing Respiratory Infection, Pope is Hospitalized for a ‘Few Days’

After announcing that Pope Francis had gone to Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for what were originally described as “previously planned tests,” the Vatican late Wednesday, March 29, said that the pontiff will be hospitalized for “a few days” to treat a respiratory infection.