A picture taken on July 5, 2021 shows the A. Gemelli hospital in Rome, where Pope Francis aunderwent surgery on Sunday.
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Pope Francis “rested comfortably during the night” according to an update from the Press Office of the Holy See, issued at midday Rome Time on Tuesday. “This morning,” the health bulletin said, “he had breakfast, read some newspapers, and got up for a walk.”
“The post-operative course is regular,” the bulletin said.
Prof Sergio Alfieri performed the operation, assisted by Prof Luigi Sofo, Dr Antonio Tortorelli, and Dr Roberta Menghi.
Prof Massimo Antonelli, Prof Liliana Sollazzi, and Drs Roberto De Cicco and Maurizio Soave administered the anaesthesia, while Proff Giovanni Battista Doglietto and Roberto Bernabei — respectively the head of the Vatican’s healthcare services and the pope’s personal physician — were present in the operating theatre.
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