Pope Francis Recovering After Colon Surgery – Vatican

Pope Francis, is recovering in the hospital after surgery for an inflamed large colon, a potentially painful condition that could see him bed-bound for several days.

The Pope was admitted to Rome’s Gemelli hospital Sunday for a scheduled operation under general anaesthetic for symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon.

Afterwards, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said he had “reacted well to the surgery”.

The Vatican press office told AFP on Monday it expected to issue a fresh medical bulletin around midday (1000 GMT).

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