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Pope's Night 'Passed Well' After Intestinal Surgery in Rome

The pontiff is expected to be in the hospital recovering for several days

Pope Francis' night "passed well" after he underwent intestinal surgery on Wednesday, Vatican officials said Thursday morning.

Vatican officials had said Wednesday evening that the surgery was over and that "it took place without complications and lasted three hours."

The pope then "spent a quiet night managing to rest for many hours," Matteo Bruni, director of the press office for The Holy See, said in a statement Thursday afternoon.

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