2 weeks post-surgery, Pope Francis appears at Vatican window


VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two weeks after surgery that removed a portion of his colon, Pope Francis on Sunday resumed his weekly appearances from a Vatican window to bless the faithful in St. Peter’s Square. Francis, 84, sounded cheerful but somewhat winded at one point while speaking for 14 minutes. Exactly a week earlier, Francis … Read more

Pope Francis returns to Vatican 10 days after surgery


ROME (AP) — Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on Wednesday (July 14), 10 days after undergoing surgery to remove half his colon. Francis, 84, sat in the passenger seat of the Ford car, which left Rome’s Gemelli Polyclinic around 10:45 a.m. (4:45 a.m. EDT). He made … Read more

Vatican: Pope alert and well a day after intestinal surgery


ROME (AP) — 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 … Read more

Pope Francis goes to Rome hospital for intestinal surgery


VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis went Sunday to a Rome hospital for scheduled surgery for a stenosis, or restriction, of the large intestine, the Vatican said. The brief announcement from the Holy See’s press office didn’t say exactly when the surgery would be performed but said there would be an announcement when the surgery … Read more