Pope Francis goes to hospital for surgery

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Pope Francis has gone to hospital for scheduled surgery on a restriction of the large intestine.

A brief announcement from the Vatican on Sunday afternoon did not say when the stenosis surgery would be performed but said there would be announcement when the surgery is complete.

Three hours earlier, Francis had cheerfully greeted the public in St Peter’s Square in keeping with a Sunday tradition and told them he will go to Hungary and Slovakia in September.

The 84-year-old will have the surgery at Rome’s Gemelli Polyclinic.

The Vatican said the Pope had been diagnosed with “symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon”, a narrowing in the large intestine.

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