Ten days after undergoing intestinal surgery, Pope Francis was released from Rome’s Gemelli hospital, the Vatican confirmed.
Pilgrims and well-wishers gathered at Rome’s Gemelli hospital to greet Pope Francis as he made his first public appearance in a week after undergoing intestinal surgery.
Pope Francis was hospitalized July 4 and underwent surgery on his sigmoid colon, the lowest part of the large intestine, the Vatican press office said.
Pope Francis was hospitalized July 4 for previously scheduled colon surgery, the Vatican press office said.
“Each one of God’s calls is an initiative of his love,” the pope said Jan. 17 before reciting the Angelus prayer. “God calls to life, he calls to faith and he calls to a particular state in life: ‘I want you here.'”