Pope Francis returns to the Vatican 10 days after surgery
Pope Francis arrived at the Vatican after being discharged from a Rome hospital Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing scheduled intestinal surgery, AP reports.
Driving the news: The Ford car carrying Francis stopped briefly at the side entrance to Vatican City, where the pope greeted some security guards with the assistance of a bodyguard, per AP.
The big picture: The pope left Casa Santa Marta, his official residence, for the surgery concerning the symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon at a Rome hospital on July 4.
- Francis had half of his colon removed in his first major surgery since he became pope in 2013.
- Francis has several weeks to recover before he has has plans to visit Hungary and Slovakia in a Sept. 12-15 trip, and then make a stop in Glasgow, Scotland, in November to participate in the COP26 climate conference, per AP.