The medical part of this Tuesday indicates that the pontiff is continuing his recovery successfully. He will be hospitalized all week.
The results of the controls to which Pope Francis has been subjected They are normal” and the pontiff continues with his work activities at the Gemelli hospital in Rome, where he has been admitted since last Wednesday for an operation on an abdominal hernia, the Vatican reported on Tuesday.
“The Holy Father have had a good night’s rest. The hematochemical controls he underwent were normal; continue with the Respiratory physiotherapy“, indicates the latest bulletin from the director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni.
According to the Vatican, Francisco, 86, dedicated Tuesday morning to work activities, something he has been doing for a few days and before lunch. went to the private chapel from his apartment on the tenth floor of the hospital, “where he prayed and received the Eucharist.”
This Monday, Francisco addressed a message to the eldest daughter of magnate Silvio Berlusconi, Marina Berlusconi, to convey his condolences on the death of the former Italian prime minister, in which he expressed his condolences for “the loss of a protagonist of Italian political life”.
On Sunday, the Vatican had already explained that Jorge Bergoglio was able to get up and take a step while he prayed the Angelus in the chapel of the private apartment on the tenth floor of the hospital.
The doctors had advised against the pontiff from celebrating the Angelus publicly from the hospital to avoid efforts that put at risk mesh healing that has been applied to the abdominal wall after the operation in which some adhesions that could have caused intestinal obstruction were removed.
The surgeon who operated on him last Wednesday and also in July 2021 in the colon, Sergio Alfieri, explained in a press conference this Saturday that “in recent days all intravenous treatment has been discontinued and is fed with a semi-liquid diet. His blood work and postoperative chest X-ray are good.”
The medical team has advised him to stay hospitalized for full recovery at least all this week and Francis accepted, Alfieri reported.
Message: poverty and rising prices
Despite the Pope’s hospitalization, the Vatican released a statement from Francis on Tuesday, a message addressed to the World Day of the Poor, which will be celebrated on November 19.
In it, Francisco lamented that in many families around the world “they must choose between food and medicine” due to the rise in priceswhile calling for “a serious and effective political and legislative commitment” against poverty.
“I can not forget speculations which, in various sectors, lead to a spectacular increase in costs that make many families even more destitute,” said the pontiff in his message for the World Day of the Poor to be celebrated on November 19.
In this context, the Pope denounced that “salaries end quickly forcing privations that threaten the dignity of every person.”
“If a family must choose between food to nourish itself and remedies to cure itself, then the voice of those who claim the right to both goods must be heard in the name of the dignity of the human person,” he stated.
EFE, ANSA and Telam