Pope Francis surgery

Le Pape François s'inscrit aux Journées Mondiales de la Jeunesse 2023 à la fin de son discours de l'Angélus, le 23 octobre 2022. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Says Poor Health Won’t Keep Him Away from World Youth Day 2023

Jun 22, 2023

Just 40 days before World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, Pope Francis said he is ready to go and poor health will not keep him away.

Pope Francis appeared in the window of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Sunday, June 18 to make his first public speech since his release from the hospital. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Makes First Public Speech Since Hospitalization for Abdominal Surgery

Jun 18, 2023

Pope Francis appeared in the window of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Sunday to make his first public speech since his release from the hospital on Friday.

The family of Miguel Ángel, the child baptized by Pope Francis at Gemelli Hospital in Rome on March 31, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibañez/ACI Prensa

"I received a miracle," Says Mother of Baby Baptized by Pope Francis at Hospital in March

Jun 17, 2023

The story of a Peruvian immigrant family in Italy has come to light during the convalescence of Pope Francis at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, where he recovered after abdominal surgery on June 7. The pope was released from the hospital on June 16.

This photograph taken on June 11, 2023, shows the statue of the late Pope John Paul II at the entrance to the Gemelli hospital in Rome. Pope Francis underwent an operation for an abdominal hernia on June 7, 2023, at the Rome hospital. | Credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images

Vatican: Pope Francis’ Doctors Plan to Discharge Him from Hospital "in the next few days"

Jun 14, 2023

Pope Francis’ doctors expect the pope to be discharged from the hospital “in the next few days,” according to the Vatican.

Dr. Sergio Alfieri (left), Pope Francis' surgeon, and Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruno hold a press conference Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Gemelli Hospital in Rome. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Praying and Working from Hospital

Jun 12, 2023

The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis is working from the hospital as he recovers from hernia surgery.

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Pope Francis Will Not Pray Public Angelus from Hospital on Sunday

Jun 10, 2023

At the recommendation of his doctors, Pope Francis will not pray the Sunday Angelus in public, the Vatican said Saturday.

Pope Francis at his general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 17, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis Making Normal Progress in Recovery from Abdominal Surgery

Jun 9, 2023

Pope Francis is “steadily improving” two days after he underwent abdominal surgery to correct an incisional hernia, a Vatican spokesman said Friday.

Rome’s Gemelli Hospital, pictured on July 5, 2021, as Pope Francis convalesces after a surgery. | Courtney Mares/CNA.

Pope Francis Stable, Receives Poster from Family of Baby He Baptized in Hospital in March

Jun 8, 2023

Pope Francis spent the day after undergoing abdominal surgery resting, Vatican Press Office spokesman Matteo Bruni shared in a statement Thursday at 7:15 p.m. Rome time.

A large statue of St. John Paul II at the entrance of Rome’s Gemelli Hospital, where Pope Francis is recovering from surgery he underwent on June 7, 2023. | Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA

Pope Francis is Recovering in Same Hospital Room where John Paul II was Treated

Jun 8, 2023

Pope Francis is recovering from abdominal surgery this week in the same hospital room where St. John Paul II was treated throughout his pontificate.

Pope Francis at his general audience in St Peter’s Square on May 31, 2023. | Adi Zace/EWTN

Pope Francis in "good general condition" One Day after Abdominal Surgery

Jun 8, 2023

One day after Pope Francis’ abdominal surgery for an incisional hernia, medical staff report that the pope is “in good general condition, alert and breathing naturally,” according to the Vatican.

Dr. Sergio Alfieri, the lead surgeon for Pope Francis' abdominal surgery, speaks at a press conference at Gemelli Hospital on June 7, 2023. | Andreas Thonhauser/EWTN

Pope Francis "well, awake, alert" after Operation: Surgeon

Jun 7, 2023

Pope Francis is awake after reacting well to both surgery and general anesthetic, an Italian surgeon said Wednesday afternoon.

Pope Francis on the morning of June 7, 2023 shortly before heading to the hospital for abdominal surgery greets pilgrims at his general audience in St. Peter's Square. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis’ Appointments Canceled Until June 18, Italian Diocese Says

Jun 7, 2023

Pope Francis’ audiences have been canceled until June 18, an Italian Catholic diocese said Wednesday, citing the Prefecture of the Papal Household.

Pope Francis at his Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square June 7, 2023. | Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Vatican: Pope Francis Out of Surgery, Recovering in Hospital

Jun 7, 2023

The Vatican said Wednesday evening that Pope Francis is out of surgery and that the abdominal operation he underwent “took place without complications.”

Pope Francis returned to the Vatican July 14 after 11 days in hospital following colon surgery./ Pablo Esparza/CNA.

Pope Francis Discharged from Hospital, Returns to Vatican Residence after Surgery

Jul 14, 2021

Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on Wednesday after spending 11 days in a Rome hospital to recover from colon surgery.