A view of the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic in Rome, Tuesday, June 13, 2023, where Pope Francis is recovering from the abdominal surgery he underwent on Wednesday, June 7. AP
"The Holy Father rested well during the night," Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a press release.
Francis, 86, underwent a three-hour operation at the Gemelli hospital in Rome on June 7, the latest health procedure for the leader of the Catholic Church.
Doctors said his recovery was "proceeding regularly, without complications, and therefore foresee a discharge in the next few days," Bruni said.
All papal audiences have been cancelled until June 18 to give the pontiff time to recover, but the pope resumed work from his hospital room on Friday.
Francis was suffering from a hernia on the site of a scar from a previous surgery. Wednesday's operation saw him placed under general anaesthesia as the abdominal wall was repaired with a surgical mesh.