Pope Francis Recovering From Planned Intestinal Surgery

VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis “reacted well” to prepared intestinal surgical procedure Sunday night at a Rome medical center, the Vatican explained, without having supplying significantly detail about the pontiff’s problem.

In a assertion late Sunday, a Holy See spokesman, Matteo Bruni, explained the eighty four-yr-aged Francis experienced general anesthesia for the duration of the surgical procedure necessitated by a stenosis, or narrowing, of the sigmoid portion of the massive intestine.

He didn’t say how long surgical procedure lasted. Nor did Mr. Bruni reveal if the pope experienced regained consciousness soon after the anesthesia or how long Francis was anticipated to continue to be in Rome’s Agostino Gemelli Polyclinic. Francis was anticipated to convalesce in a distinctive 10th-flooring suite reserved for popes.

“The Holy Father, admitted in the afternoon to A. Gemelli Polyclinic, underwent in the night prepared surgical procedure for a diverticular stenosis of the sigmoid” portion of the colon, Mr. Bruni explained in a transient composed assertion. “The Holy Father reacted very well to the surgical procedure performed underneath general anesthesia,” the spokesman explained, noting there was a four-individual surgical workforce, as well as a four-individual anesthesiologist workforce.

It was a exceptional close to a day that started publicly for Francis when, for the duration of his classic Sunday appearance to the trustworthy in St. Peter’s Sq., he cheerfully declared he would go to Hungary and Slovakia in September. The pope built no mention of his impending surgical procedure but headed soon soon after to Gemelli, a Catholic educating medical center.