The spiritual leader of the Catholics, Pope Francis, was taken to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic in Rome, the capital of Italy, for a previously planned surgery.
It was reported that the Pope will undergo surgery for symptomatic diverticular stenosis in his large intestine.
“Pope Francis was taken to the Agostino Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome this afternoon where he will undergo surgery for a planned symptomatic diverticular stenosis of his large intestine,” Matteo Bruni, Director of the Vatican Press Office, confirmed to reporters.
Head of the Digestive Surgery Complex Operational Unit in the Medical and Surgical Sciences Department of the hospital, Prof. It was reported that Sergio Alfieri will do it.
Alfieri is known for his expertise in general, digestive, colon-rectal, gastric and pancreatic surgery. It has been reported that a press release will be published after the Pope’s surgery. Pope Francis has been hospitalized for the first time since he was elected Pope in 2013.