Pope Francis takes walk, reads newspapers as he recovers from surgery

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According to the Holy See, was on the to after his at the weekend.

In the morning he had breakfast, read some newspapers and went for a walk, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said on .

The results the examinations after the colon surgery were good, he added.

The 84-year-old head of the Catholic Church had gone to the Agostino Gemelli University Hospital in on Sunday for the planned operation.

He is expected to stay there for about a week to recover if there are no complications.

The reason for the three-hour operation was an intestinal disease that can cause pain, among things; the doctors therefore removed part of the colon.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI prayed for Francis, the Italian broadcaster TGcom24 reported on Monday, citing his private secretary Georg Gaenswein.

Wishes for the Argentinean’s recovery also came from many people in Italian politics.