• Last time he was admitted was in 2013
On Sunday, Pope Francis was admitted in the hospital and underwent a surgery of the colon. According to Vatican, the Pontiff is now doing well after a successful surgery.
The Pope had "symptomatic diverticular stenosis" of the colon, a condition that can cause recurrent abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel habits.
The last time the Pope was admitted in hospital was in 2013.
The Pope also suffers from sciatica, a condition that causes pain that radiates from the lower back along the sciatic nerve to the legs.
He is sometimes seen walking with difficulty because of the pain and receives regular physical therapy for it.
Last year, a bad cold kept him from taking part in a week-long Lenten retreat with his senior aides south of Rome.
In 2014, a year after he was elected pope, Francis was forced to cancel several engagements because of what was believed to be a stomach ailment.