The 86-year-old Pope Francis will undergo abdominal surgery at Gemelli hospital in Rome on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Vatican, he will remain in the hospital for a few days to recuperate from the hernia surgery.
According to Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni, the hernia is leading to recurring, deteriorating, and painful symptoms.
The person who is 86 years old has been experiencing a range of health problems lately. They need to use a cane and wheelchair as they are suffering from a chronic knee condition.
According to a statement issued by the Vatican, the medical team of the Pope had determined that surgery was necessary after a recent evaluation.
According to Mr. Bruni, in the early afternoon, the patient will have a laparotomy and abdominal wall surgery, which will be performed while under general anesthesia.
According to him, the patient will be required to stay at the medical center for a few days until they have fully recovered and completed the usual post-operative process.
On Wednesday, Pope Francis conducted his regular weekly audience without mentioning his upcoming surgery.
The Vatican’s press office has announced that all of the events scheduled for a particular speaker have been cancelled until June 18th as a precautionary measure.
On Tuesday, the Pope went to a hospital in Rome for a planned medical examination. This happened several months after he was admitted to the hospital due to bronchitis.
In March, he was admitted to the hospital for three days to get treatment for a lung infection. This was the same month in which he celebrated the 10th year of his pontificate.
During the year 2021, the Pope underwent a surgical procedure to remove a portion of his colon to alleviate discomfort caused by a bowel condition. After spending 10 days in the hospital, he was discharged. However, he has since disclosed that he is experiencing a recurrence of the ail
In the previous month, he cancelled his Friday meetings because he was suffering from a temperature.
Although Benedict XVI resigned from his position in 2013, the current Pope has no intention of doing the same and has rejected the idea of leaving his post.
According to reports, he allegedly told one of his assistants last year that running the Church requires using your intellect rather than relying on physical force.
The leader of the Catholic Church, also known as the Pope, is believed to have maintained good health overall during his ten-year reign.
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