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Declaration of the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, 05.07.2021

His Holiness Pope Francis is in good general condition, alert and breathing spontaneously.

The surgery for diverticular stenosis carried out in the evening of 4 July involved a left hemicolectomy and lasted around three hours.

He is expected to remain in hospital for approximately seven days, barring any complications.