Vatican Says Pope Francis Recovering From Successful Surgery

Pope Francis is recovering after undergoing surgery for his large intestine.

The Vatican says the pope was diagnosed with “symptomatic diverticular stenosis of the colon,” condition involving narrowing in the large intestine.

In a statement, the Vatican said Sunday’s procedure was successful.

This surgery is the first known hospital treatment the 84-year-old pope has undergone since becoming head of the Catholic Church in 2013.