President Buhari Sends Get Well Message to Pope Francis

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined the host of leaders worldwide to send a get well message to the Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis after he underwent a successful surgery on his large intestine in a Catholic hospital.

The President also urged Nigerians to pray for the Pope.

In a message sent via his Facebook on Sunday, July 4, through his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, he wished the pontiff a quick recovery, stating that he also needs the support of Nigerians. 

The statement partly read: ”President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a get-well message to the Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis as he heads in for a scheduled surgery of the colon.

 ”The President called for prayers from Nigerians and the global community as the Pontiff goes in for this routine operation.” 

Meanwhile, the Vatican City has disclosed that Pope Francis is doing well after undergoing scheduled surgery on his large intestine. 

Reuters reported that the spokesperson for the Vatican, Matteo Bruni said in a statement that the 84-year-old pontiff “responded well” to the surgery. 

He gave no further details about the procedure and did not say how long the pope would remain in hospital. 

The Vatican had earlier announced the pope would undergo surgery at the Gemelli Polyclinic, a Catholic teaching hospital in Rome.


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