Pope Francis leaves hospital after operation
ROME (AFP) – Pope Francis on Wednesday (July 14) left the Rome hospital where he had undergone an operation on his colon on July 4, an AFP photographer said.
The 84-year-old pontiff left the Gemelli University Hospital for the Vatican in a car with darkened windows, the photographer said.
Pope Francis had been admitted after suffering from a type of diverticulitis, an inflammation of pockets that develop in the lining of the intestine.
The Vatican initially said he would be in hospital for about a week, and the Pope led the Angelus prayer from his hospital window on Sunday.
On Monday, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said he would stay for a “few more days”.
Pope Francis stayed in the same suite used by Pope John Paul II, who also led the Angelus prayer from there.
The Argentine pontiff temporarily ran a fever last week, but a chest and abdomen scan and other tests revealed no particular abnormalities.
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