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Post-operative recovery proceeds well and Pope eating regularly

Results from the histological exam confirm the diverticulitis. Pope Francis “is touched by the many messages and the affection received in these days and expresses his gratitude for the closeness and prayer”.

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The post-operative recovery of Pope Francis continues following last Sunday’s planned intestinal surgery. The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, gave the update in Wednesday’s statement on the Pope’s health.

In the statement, Bruni notes that “the post-operative progress of His Holiness Pope Francis continues to be regular and satisfactory. The Holy Father has continued to eat regularly, and infusion therapy has been suspended.”

The Director of the Press Office continues, “the final histological examination has confirmed a severe diverticular stenosis with signs of sclerosing diverticulitis.”

In conclusion, the statement notes that “Pope Francis is touched by the many messages and the affection received in these days and expresses his gratitude for the closeness and prayer.”

07 July 2021, 12:01