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Pope Francis seen leaving hospital 10 days after undergoing surgery

In this July 11, 2021 file photo, Pope Francis appears on a balcony of the Agostino Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome, where he is recovering from intestinal surgery, for the traditional Sunday blessing and Angelus prayer (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) 
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Pope Francis has been seen leaving hospital, 10 days after undergoing planned surgery to remove half his colon.

Witnesses said a car carrying Francis (84) was seen leaving Rome’s Gemelli Polytechnic hospital this morning.

Francis had half of his colon removed for a severe narrowing of his large intestine on July 4, his first major surgery since he became pope in 2013.

It was a planned procedure, scheduled for early July when the Pope’s audiences are suspended anyway and Francis would normally take some time off.

Pope Francis is driven from hospital in a Ford car this morning, 10 days after undergoing planned surgery to remove half his colon Wednesday, July 14, 2021 (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis) 

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