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Media outside Gemelli Hospital following the Pope's recovery Media outside Gemelli Hospital following the Pope's recovery   (AFP or licensors)

Latest medical update: Pope Francis continues to recover

Sunday evening's surgery lasted about three hours. He will most likely remain at Gemelli hospital for seven days.

Pope Francis is doing well and is alert, according to a statement released by the director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, in the latest medical bulletin released regarding the surgery the Pope underwent on Sunday evening. 

Matteo Bruni said in his statement that Pope Francis is doing well overall, alert and breathing on his own. He said a hemicolectomy on the left side took place during the surgery, which lasted around three hours. He added that the Pope will remain at Gemelli hospital for seven days, barring any complications.

05 July 2021, 12:22