Pope Francis admitted to hospital – bowel surgery survives well
Pope Francis has been admitted to a hospital in Rome for a bowel operation, which has been scheduled for some time. Just a few hours ago he greeted people in a good mood in St. Peter’s Square.
Bapst Francis has successfully undergone surgery for a bowel problem. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said just before midnight that doctors had performed the planned procedure on Sunday evening. “The Holy Father responded well to the practice done under general anesthesia,” it said. It has not been announced how long he will be staying at the Agostino Jemelli Polyclinic in Rome.
According to the Vatican, Francis has intestinal disease. It develops protrusions in the intestinal wall, which can become inflamed. In this case doctors are talking about diverticulitis. It sometimes causes pain or fever in the patient. It is a common disease in the elderly. Pope Francis is 84 years old.
In the afternoon, Argentina recited the traditional Angels prayer to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square as usual from the window of his study. He then announced his trip to the Hungarian capital Budapest and several cities in Slovakia from September 12 to 15.
News of his surgery soon caused a stir in Catholic Italy. President Sergio Mattarella wanted to recover quickly from a distance. Mattarella, from Paris, said the heartfelt thoughts of all the people in Italy were with Pope Francis during these hours, where he was staying for a state visit. Many politicians and parties wanted the Pope to recover quickly.
The hospital run by the Pope is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of Sacred Heart Catholic University in Rome. According to the media portal “Vatican News”, Pope has been handled there several times in the past.