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Pope Francis attends a general audience at the Vatican.

After surgery, Pope Francis says a nurse ‘saved my life’

The nurse reportedly advised the pope to undergo tests in February. Read more

Pope Francis blesses a child in the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 13, 2021.

Pope Francis visits children on oncology ward of Rome hospital

The ward is located on the same floor as the pope’s suite. Read more

Pope Francis greets staff at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 11, 2021

Vatican: Pope Francis ‘continuing planned treatment’ on 10th day in hospital

A Vatican spokesman said ongoing treatment would allow him to “return to the Vatican as soon as possible.” Read more

Pope Francis greets staff at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, July 11, 2021.

Pope Francis will stay longer in hospital, says Vatican

A Vatican spokesman said the pope would remain “a few more days.” Read more

A get well card for Pope Francis from Giulia, a girl treated in Bambino Gesu Hospital.

Pope Francis and children in hospital exchange greetings

During his hospitalization, Pope Francis has exchanged affectionate messages with the young patients in the nearby pediatric oncology and children’s... Read more

Pope Francis gives an Angelus address from the Apostolic Palace. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis to lead Sunday Angelus from hospital after intestinal surgery

The Vatican said the pope “spent a quiet day with normal clinical progress.” Read more

Pope Francis pictured at the general audience at the Vatican April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/

Pope Francis has further health scans in hospital after running a fever

The Vatican said the pope was able to eat and move “unassisted.” Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/

Pope Francis grateful for prayers as he recovers from intestinal surgery

The Vatican said the pope’s recovery process was “regular and satisfactory.” Read more

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI greet each other at the 65th priestly ordination of Pope Emeritus XVI at the Clementine Hall.

Benedict XVI praying ‘fervently’ for Pope Francis’ recovery from surgery

Pope Francis is recuperating at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital. Read more

Rome’s Gemelli Hospital, pictured on July 5, 2021, as Pope Francis convalesces after a surgery.

Pope Francis recovering in same hospital room where St. John Paul II was treated

The Vatican said that the pope had “rested well overnight.” Read more

Pope Francis with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople outside the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli Oct. 20, 2020.

Imam, rabbi, and Orthodox patriarch wish Pope Francis a swift recovery

Pope Francis underwent a three-hour operation on the evening of July 4. Read more

Pope Francis attends a Prayer Meeting for Peace in Rome's Piazza del Campidoglio Oct. 20, 2020.

Pope Francis to spend week recovering in hospital after intestinal surgery

A Vatican spokesman said: “His Holiness Pope Francis is in good general condition.” Read more

Pope Francis stands outside a car during the general audience June 30, 2021.

Updated: Pope Francis ‘well’ after surgery on colon for diverticulitis

Pope Francis has "reacted well" to a scheduled colon surgery he underwent at a Rome hospital on Sunday. Read more

Sister Stephanie Baliga of the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago runs a marathon on a treadmill in 2020.

Chicago's Running Nun talks about faith and sport

Through the Chicago marathon, Sister Stephanie Baliga and her team have raised more than $1.1M for her community's outreach to... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/

Pope Francis says seeing a psychiatrist helped him with anxiety when he was younger

Pope Francis has said that seeing a psychiatrist in Argentina helped him with anxiety when he was a younger priest... Read more

A health worker wears protective gear at a health screening facility in a Ugandan town bordering DRC.

Amid Uganda Ebola scare, Catholic aid group is ready to help

Catholic Relief Services is monitoring the health situation in Uganda, following two confirmed deaths from the Ebola virus.  Read more

Dubuque archbishop hospitalized after heart attack

Archbishop Michael Jackels of Dubuque, Iowa was hospitalized on Friday due to a heart attack. The archbishop was taken to... Read more

Bishop George Murry. CNA file photo.

Bishop Murry released from hospital following chemo treatment

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., of Youngstown, Ohio was released from the Cleveland Clinic Tuesday evening, following a month of... Read more

Ebola epicentre with workers in Africa.

Catholic priest in DRC quarantined as Ebola outbreak continues

A Catholic priest has contracted the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo amid a continuing outbreak that began... Read more

Virtual reality: An answer to the pope's call for creativity in medicine?

Chronic pain reduction. Improvement in paralysis. Restoration of sight amid macular degeneration. These are just some of the results being... Read more