Pope Francis spends second quiet night in hospital – Vatican

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ROME – Pope Francis spent a second quiet night at Rome’s Gemelli hospital after undergoing abdominal surgery to fix a hernia caused by a 2021 operation on Wednesday, the Vatican press office said Friday. 

On Thursday evening the Vatican said Pope Francis had spent the day “resting” and that his “hemodynamic and respiratory parameters” were “stable”.

“The post-operative course appears to be regular,” Vatican Spokesman Matteo Bruni said, adding that the Pope had been fed a water diet and  had received the Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi in the afternoon.

The Pope also made a brief telephone call to the mother of a child he had baptised during a brief spell in Rome’s Gemelli hospital at the end of March to thank her for well wishes sent by the family, Bruni added. (ANSA)