Friday, July 30

Surgery

Catholics, Health, Intestine, Laparoscopy, Pope Francis, Surgery, Vatican

Pope Francis will remain in the hospital for a week while recovering from intestinal surgery, the Vatican says

Pope Francis was alert and in good condition the day after undergoing intestinal surgery. He had a three-hour operation on Sunday that involved removing half of his colon, the AP reported. The Vatican expects him to be hospitalized for about seven days. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pope Francis is "in good general condition," the Vatican said in a statement Monday following the pope's intestinal surgery on Sunday. The 84-year-old pope underwent a three-hour operation that involved removing half of his colon, the AP reported. He is expected to stay hospitalized for about seven days — assumi...