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Gemelli hospital
July 14, 2021
The car, with darkened windows, taking Pope Francis back to the Vatican after his stay at the Gemelli hospital for colon surgery.   By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jul 14, 2021 / 04:30 am Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on Wednesday after spending 11 days in a Rome hospital to recover from colon surgery.
July 13, 2021
Pope Francis's stay in hospital following the operation on July 4 was originally slated for five days. That prediction was extended last week, and Pope Francis prayed the Angelus in hospital. On Monday, the Vatican announced that he would remain in hospital some days more.
July 12, 2021
The statement said Pope Francis had “spent a quiet day and has completed the immediate post-operative course.”
July 11, 2021
"Free health care," the pope said, "that assures good service, accessible to everyone," is a "precious benefit" that "must not be lost."
July 10, 2021
Pope Francis is resting after undergoing a planned three-hour operation on July 4, for what the Vatican described as symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon. Pope Francis has been touched by the many messages of support received following his operation. He will recite the Angelus prayer from his hospital room on July 11, 2021.
July 09, 2021
Pope Francis spent a "quiet day" on Thursday, "with normal clinical progress." The bulletin said the Holy Father "continued to eat regularly and continued his scheduled treatment," but offered no details regarding the treatment itself. "He walked in the corridor and resumed his work, alternating it with moments of reading texts."
July 08, 2021
"At this particular moment," Bruni said, "[Pope Francis] looks toward all those who suffer, expressing his closeness to the sick, especially those most in need of care."
July 06, 2021
"This morning," the health bulletin said Pope Francis "had breakfast, read some newspapers, and got up for a walk."
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