Vatican, 06 July, 2021 / 7:18 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis is recovering from his colon surgery this week in the same hospital room where John Paul II was treated throughout his pontificate.
The Vatican said July 6, two days after the operation, that the pope had “rested well overnight” and his routine follow-up examinations were good.
“This morning he had breakfast, read some newspapers, and got up to walk,” Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See press office, said.
For the rest of this week, Pope Francis is scheduled to stay in Gemelli University Hospital, located atop Monte Mario, the highest hill in Rome.
The pope’s hospital room is situated on the 10th floor of the sprawling polyclinic in a wing reserved for papal medical emergencies. The pope’s medical suite can be identified from the street by its five large windows covered by white blinds.