Pope Francis confessed to stomach surgery hours after greeting the public in the Vatican
The pope was admitted to hospital yesterday for stomach surgery.
The 84-year-old is planning to undergo colorectal surgery.
Francis He was admitted only three hours after greeting the public cheerfully in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.
He told them that he would travel to Hungary and Slovakia in September.
A week ago, he asked them to pray for him, which may hint at his actions.
Pope Francis once said to the crowd: “I ask you to pray for the pope, pray in a special way.”
The Pope has been diagnosed with symptomatic colonic diverticulum stenosis-narrowing of the large intestine.
This is the first known hospitalization since the pope was elected in 2013.
He is in good health, but part of his lungs was removed when he was young.
He also suffers from sciatica, in which nerves affect the lower back and legs, and this painful condition sometimes forces him to skip the scheduled playing time.
His office did not say when he would undergo surgery at the Gemelli Polyclinic Teaching Hospital in Rome.