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Pope Francis Admitted To Rome Hospital For Intestinal Surgery
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BBC reported that Pope Francis has been admitted to hospital in Rome for scheduled surgery to treat a colon problem. Pope Francis


According to UK national broadcaster, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said there would be more information after the surgery had taken place at the Gemelli University Hospital.


Earlier on Sunday, the 84-year-old Pope addressed thousands of visitors in St Peter's Square.


This is the first time he has been admitted to hospital since his election in 2013.


In its statement, the Vatican said the pontiff needed treatment for "symptomatic diverticular stenosis" of the colon, part of the large intestine. Pope Francis


Diverticular disease is a condition that involves bulges in the wall of the large intestine. This can lead to a narrowing, of the colon.


Symptoms include bloating, recurrent abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits.




The Vatican did not provide further details about the surgery or how long the Pope would remain in hospital.


Born in 1936 in Buenos Aires, Francis lost part of his right lung at the age of 21. Pope Francis


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Source: BBC

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