Rome Newsroom, Jun 15, 2023 / 09:50 am
Pope Francis will be discharged from the hospital on Friday morning, according to the Vatican.
Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said 86-year-old Pope Francis continues to make a normal recovery eight days after he underwent a three-hour surgery to repair an incisional hernia on June 7.
During his last full day of hospitalization on June 15, Pope Francis visited the pediatric oncology ward of Gemelli Hospital, which is next to his own hospital suite.
Pope Francis “touched the pain of these children who carry the suffering of the cross on their shoulders every day, together with their mothers and fathers,” Bruni said.