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Declaration of the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, 04.07.2021

The Holy Father, who was admitted to A. Gemelli Polyclinic in the afternoon, underwent the scheduled surgical operation for diverticular stenosis of the sigma this evening.

The Holy Father reacted well to the operation, conducted under general anaesthesia and performed by Professor Sergio Alfieri, with the assistance of Professor Luigi Sofo, Dr. Antonio Tortorelli and Dr. Roberta Menghi.

Anaesthesia was conducted by Professor Massimo Antonelli, Professor Liliana Sollazzi and Drs. Roberto De Cicco and Maurizio Soave.

Professor Giovanni Battista Doglietto and Professor Roberto Bernabei were also present in the operating theatre.