New Catholic Pope Francis I Loses One Lung To Surgery – Vatican
March 14, 2013 – New Catholic Pope Francis I Had One Lung Removed To Surgery – Vatican
Close to 24 hours after the election of new catholic Pope Francis I, a new report has surfaced about his lung removal surgery.
According to Vatican spokesperson, Federico Lombardi, the 76-year-old pope had part of his lung removed in a surgical operation many years ago.
“I confirm that many, many years ago he had an operation in which part of a lung was removed,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters.
“This is not a handicap in his life,” Lombardi said. “Those who know him have always seen him in good health.”
The 76-year-old ex-cardinal from Bueno Aires in Argentina is believed to be in good health state.