Pope Francis is expected to spend about seven days at Gemelli hospital after a successful bowel surgery on Sunday.
According to a statement released by the director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, in the latest medical bulletin released regarding the surgery, Pope Francis is doing well and is alert.
Matteo Bruni said in his statement that Pope Francis is doing well overall, alert and breathing on his own. He said a hemicolectomy on the left side took place during the surgery, which lasted around three hours.
He added that the Pope will remain at Gemelli hospital for seven days, barring any complications.