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Pope Francis suffers high temperature following surgery as recovery continues

Pope Francis had a temperature last night but routine tests proved negative. Picture by Niall Carson, Press Association
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Pope Francis temporarily ran a temperature three days after intestinal surgery, but routine tests proved negative, the Vatican said.

The Vatican’s daily update said Francis was continuing to eat and move around unassisted, and had even sent his greetings to young cancer patients at Rome’s Gemelli hospital.

But spokesman Matteo Bruni said Francis did run a temperature temporarily on Wednesday evening.

“This morning he underwent routine and microbiological examinations, and a chest and abdomen scan, which proved negative,” the statement said.

Francis had half of his colon removed on Sunday because of what the Vatican says was a “severe” narrowing of the large intestine.

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