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Pope Francis Admitted to Hospital to Undergo Intestinal Surgery

© AP Photo / Filippo MontefortePope Francis celebrates Easter Mass at St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican Sunday, April 4, 2021, during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic
Pope Francis celebrates Easter Mass at St. Peter's Basilica at The Vatican Sunday, April 4, 2021, during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic - Sputnik International, 1920, 04.07.2021
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The pontiff already missed several events at the beginning of this year because of health issues.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has been admitted to Gemelli Hospital in Rome for scheduled intestinal surgery, the Vatican said on 4 July. 
Pope Francis holds a Mass at Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq March 7, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 09.03.2021
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Pope Francis is said to be short of breath from time to time because a part of one of his lungs was removed following an illness when he was growing up in Argentina.
He was also forced to cancel several engagements in 2014 – one year after he was elected – due to an apparent stomach ailment. 
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