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Pope Francis Emerges After 3-hour Surgery

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican says Pope Francis has undergone abdominal surgery “without complications”.

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VATICAN CITY – The Vatican says Pope Francis has undergone abdominal surgery “ithout complications”.

The hernia operation is said to have lasted three hours and the 86-year-old is expected to stay in hospital for several days to recover.

All of his commitments for the next 10 days have been cancelled as a “precautionary measure”.

The pope has faced a series of health issues in recent years, and uses a cane and a wheelchair.
In a statement, the Vatican said the Pontiff’s medical team had decided in recent days that surgery was needed.

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