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Pope Francis returns to Vatican after surgery in Rome hospital

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -Pope Francis returned to the Vatican on Wednesday, 11 days after undergoing surgery at a Rome hospital to remove part of his colon. A Reuters witness saw the pope get out of a car after it entered the Vatican gates. Earlier, photographers at the Gemelli hospital saw two cars escorted by Vatican security leave via a side entrance shortly before 11.00 a.m. (0900 GMT) after staff had put a wheelchair in the trunk of one of the vehicles. The first of the two cars had darkened windows. The 84-year-old pope had part of his colon removed on July 4. On Sunday he made his first …

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