Rome Newsroom, Jun 16, 2023 / 03:10 am
Pope Francis was discharged from Rome’s Gemelli Hospital to a round of applause on Friday after an eight-day stay following abdominal surgery.
He greeted hospital staff and other patients as he left the hospital in a wheelchair June 16. Outside the building, the pope was asked how he was doing by media, to whom he said, “I’m still alive!”
After Francis left in his white Fiat 500, surgeon Dr. Sergio Alfieri told reporters, “The pope is well. He’s better than before,” according to the Associated Press.