Pope Francis left a Rome hospital on Friday after undergoing a hernia operation, DW reported Friday.
The 86-year-old pontiff had undergone three hours of open abdominal surgery under general anesthesia at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on June 7.
Nine days after the pope underwent his surgery, he was wheeled out of the hospital and seen waving to reporters and well-wishers at the main entrance.
“The pope is well. He’s better than before,” Dr. Sergio Alfieri, the surgeon who did the surgery, told reporters as the pope was driven away. Alfieri added that the pope was fit enough to travel.
Francis is set to travel to Portugal and Mongolia in August. All his other engagements until June 18 have been canceled