Although still hospitalized, Pope Francis has resumed working and celebrated Mass for his caregivers in the small chapel that is part of the suite of rooms reserved for the popes at Rome’s Gemelli hospital, the Vatican press office said July 9.
Pope Francis was hospitalized July 4 and underwent surgery on his sigmoid colon, the lowest part of the large intestine, the Vatican press office said. “The Holy Father reacted well to the surgery, which was conducted under general anesthesia,” the press office said in a note issued just before midnight.
The Vatican confirmed on July 4 that Pope Francis was taken to A. Gemelli Policlinic in Rome for a scheduled surgery for symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon.
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