Pope Francis’ progress after colon surgery on Sunday is “regular and satisfactory,” according to Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office. The pontiff, still hospitalized at the Gemelli Hospital, continues to eat regularly and no longer has an IV.
A “final histological examination” confirmed that the Pope was indeed suffering from severe diverticular stenosis, with signs of sclerosing diverticulitis.
This complication is quite common in this condition, Doctor Alexandre Rault, head of the digestive surgery department at the Foch Hospital in Suresnes (France), told I.Media
The head of the Catholic Church also shared that he is “touched by the many messages and the affection received in these days.” He expressed his gratitude for the closeness and the prayer of each one.
The Pope is expected to be in the hospital about a week.