Pope Francis waves all through his weekly basic audience in the Paul VI corridor at the Vatican on October 14, 2020.
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Pope Francis experienced surgical procedures in a Rome hospital on Sunday for an irregular narrowing of his massive intestine, the Vatican claimed.
Francis, who is 84, “reacted very well to the procedure,” in accordance to a statement issued by Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See’s push office environment.
The surgical procedure at A. Gemelli Polyclinic was carried out below common anesthesia by Dr. Sergio Alifieri.
Bruni earlier in the day introduced that the pope would bear a “scheduled surgical procedure for a symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon.”
Stenosis is an irregular narrowing.
The announcement that Francis was getting into the medical center came just hours soon after the pope produced a community visual appearance just before crowds in St. Peter’s Sq..
A week back, at the same common appearance there, Francis had questioned people for special prayers for himself. During that similar event, he declared programs to visit Hungary and Slovakia in September.
The Argentina-born Roman Catholic pontiff was elected as the 1st pope from the Americas in February 2013.
He succeeded German-born Benedict XVI, who retired due to the fact of advancing age.