The Associated Press reports:
The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis is “in good condition, alert” and breathing on his own, a day after he underwent a three-hour operation that involved removing half his colon.
Francis, 84, is expected to stay in Rome’s Gemelli Polyclinic, a Catholic hospital, for about seven days “barring complications,” Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said.
“His Holy Father is in good, general condition, alert and breathing spontaneously,” Bruni said in a written statement. “The operation for the diverticular stenosis, performed during the evening of July 4, involved a left hemicolectomy and lasted for about three hours,” Bruni said.
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BREAKING: The Vatican says Pope Francis is “in good condition, alert and breathing on his own,” a day after he underwent a three-hour operation on his large intestine. https://t.co/hi3gPPUecJ
— AP Europe (@AP_Europe) July 5, 2021