Pope Francis to Undergo Abdominal Surgery at 86: Vatican Confirms Details and Timeline for Recovery

The 86-year-old Pope Francis is set to undergo surgery for his abdomen at Gemelli hospital in Rome on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Vatican, he will be required to remain in the hospital for a few days to recuperate after having surgery for a hernia.

According to Vatican spokesperson Matteo Bruni, the hernia is responsible for symptoms that keep coming back, are causing pain, and are getting worse over time.

In the past few years, the person who is 86 years old has had multiple health problems. They need to use a cane and a wheelchair as they have a recurring knee illness.

The Vatican released a statement stating that the medical team of the pope had concluded that surgery was necessary after recent evaluations.

Mr. Bruni stated that in the early afternoon, the individual will have a laparotomy and surgery on their abdominal wall, which will be performed under general anesthesia.

He stated that a person will need to stay at the medical center for several days to recover fully and go through the regular post-surgery process.

On Wednesday, Pope Francis conducted his regular audience without mentioning his upcoming surgery.

According to the Vatican’s press office, all of the events that he was scheduled to appear at have been cancelled until June 18th as a precautionary action.

On Tuesday, the Pope went to a hospital in Rome for a routine examination, several months after he was admitted with bronchitis.

In March, he was admitted to the hospital for three days to receive treatment for a lung infection. This happened during the same month that he celebrated the 10th anniversary of his time serving as a pontiff.

Last year, the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, was hospitalized for ten days to undergo surgery to remove a section of his colon. This operation was an attempt to alleviate a painful bowel condition that he was experiencing. However, he has since disclosed that the problem has resurf

In the previous month, he cancelled his Friday meetings because he was suffering from a fever.

Despite the fact that his predecessor Benedict XVI resigned from his position in 2013, the Pope has stated that he has no intention of stepping down from his role.

According to reports, he allegedly informed an assistant last year that the Church is not managed with physical force, but rather with intelligence.

Throughout his ten years as the leader of the Catholic Church, the Pope was regarded as having good overall health.

Despite a packed schedule, he plans to travel to Portugal and Mongolia starting in August.

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