Vatican, 07 July, 2021 / 6:45 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis is grateful for prayers as he recovers in hospital from intestinal surgery, the Vatican said Wednesday.
The Holy See press office announced July 7 that Pope Francis was making “regular and satisfactory” progress in his recovery after undergoing an operation on his colon on the evening of July 4.
“Pope Francis is touched by the many messages and the affection received in these days, and expresses his gratitude for the closeness and prayer,” Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said.
Bruni added that the pope was eating regularly and no longer needed intravenous treatment.
The Vatican said July 4 that the pope was at the hospital to undergo an operation to relieve stricture of the colon caused by diverticulitis, a common condition that involves the formation of small bulges or sacs on the wall of the colon.