The Vatican announced on Monday that Pope Francis is in “good general condition” a day after undergoing colon surgery. The pope had responded well to colon surgery in a hospital in Rome on Sunday evening, conquering his first major health challenge since elected to papacy in 2013.
In a short statement by the Vatican Spokesman, Matteo Bruni , disclosed that the pope “responded well” to the surgery, which was done under general anesthesia. He further explained that the pope had been diagnosed with “symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon”, a reference to a narrowing in the large intestine. Earlier Sunday, the pope looked calm while addressing people gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly Angelus blessings and prayers. Announcing to the world he will be visiting Slovakia and Hungary in September, the news of his illness came three hours after this announcement.