The Vatican has provided an update on Pope Francis’ health, stating that he is “continuing with his planned treatment and rehabilitation.” The Pope underwent colon surgery on July 4, 2021, and has been recovering in a hospital in Rome ever since. While there were initial concerns about his health, the Vatican has since announced that the Pope’s condition is improving.
According to a statement from the Holy See Press Office, the Pope “has resumed his work, alternating it with moments of reading texts.” The statement went on to say that the Pope has “resumed his normal diet and continues with his planned treatment and rehabilitation.”
The Pope’s positive health update has raised hopes that he may soon be discharged from the hospital. The Vatican has not provided a timeline for the Pope’s release, but his improvement is a promising sign. The Pope has been keeping up with his duties during his hospital stay, holding virtual meetings and leading prayers from his hospital room.
The 84-year-old Pope’s surgery was for a condition called diverticular stenosis, which causes narrowing of the colon. The surgery involved removing a portion of his colon, and the Pope has been under close medical supervision since the procedure.
The Pope’s health is closely monitored by the Vatican, and any updates on his condition are highly anticipated by the Catholic community and the world at large. The Pope is a highly respected figurehead of the Catholic Church and a symbol of hope for many.