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by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jul 5, 2021 / 04:20 am Pope Francis is expected to spend the next week in hospital as he recovers from intestinal surgery, according to the Vatican. “His Holiness Pope Francis is in good general condition, alert and breathing spontaneously,” Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni told

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome, Italy, Jul 4, 2021 / 08:12 am Pope Francis is at a Rome hospital Sunday to undergo a surgery to relieve stricture of the colon caused by diverticulitis, the Holy See Press Office stated. The statement said the pope was taken to Rome’s Gemelli Hospital in

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jun 23, 2021 / 05:35 am People attending Pope Francis’ weekly audience on Wednesday, and those following via livestream, were surprised to see sitting among the crowd a man dressed head-to-toe in tight red and blue garb decorated with a silver web. Why was Spider-Man

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2021 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has been forced to cancel three public appearances scheduled for Sunday and Monday due to a recurrence of the nerve pain that struck him at the end of 2020. The Holy See press office announced on Jan. 23

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Credit: © Mazur /
by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Aug 11, 2020 / 03:30 am MT (CNA).- Benedict XVI’s personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said that the pope emeritus’ illness is “subsiding.” In an interview with the German newspaper Südkurier, Archbishop Gänswein is reported to have said that Benedict XVI’s “illness is subsiding”

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Aug 3, 2020 / 03:21 am MT (CNA).- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is sick with a bacterial infection and “very frail,” according to a German newspaper report. Citing Benedict biographer Peter Seewald, German newspaper Passauer Neue Presse (PNP) reported Aug. 3 that the 93-year-old pope