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Pope Francis discharged from Rome hospital nine days after abdominal surgery

Pope Francis left Rome’s Gemelli hospital on Friday morning, nine days after having surgery for abdominal hernia and scarring.
Pope Francis left Rome’s Gemelli hospital on Friday morning, nine days after having surgery for abdominal hernia and scarring. Copyright Czarek Sokolowski/Copyright 2023 The AP. All rights reserved
Copyright Czarek Sokolowski/Copyright 2023 The AP. All rights reserved
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The 86-year-old Pontiff had resumed work from Rome's Gemelli hospital after his three-hour surgery to repair a hernia in his abdominal wall was completed without complications.

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Pope Francis left Rome’s Gemelli hospital on Friday morning, nine days after having surgery for abdominal hernia and scarring.

The 86-year-old Pontiff had resumed work from the hospital after his three-hour surgery to repair a hernia in his abdominal wall was completed without complications. It was the third time in two years that he was hospitalised.

A cloud of bodyguards, journalists and devotees surrounded him on his short walk to the vehicle that was to take him to the Vatican.

Three months ago, in March, he was hospitalised after suffering from acute pneumonia. In the same hospital, he underwent colon surgery in 2021 and was discharged 10 days later, although his convalescence was much longer.

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