Was Crocodile stronger at Marineford? Or was he holding back in Alabasta?

 During the Alabasta arc, Crocodile displayed a level of power that was initially considered overwhelming by the Straw Hat Pirates. He possessed the Logia-type Devil Fruit called the Suna Suna no Mi (Sand-Sand Fruit), which granted him the ability to control and transform into sand. He had a reputation as a Shichibukai and controlled the desert kingdom of Alabasta from the shadows. His strength was showcased through his battles with Luffy and others. At Marineford, Crocodile was present as part of the war that took place at Marine Headquarters. While he did participate in the battle, he didn't display the same level of dominance as some other powerful characters present. This has led fans to speculate that he might not have been as strong as initially portrayed in Alabasta. It's important to note that power scaling and character abilities can be subject to interpretation and development by the author. Oda often keeps details deliberately open-ended to keep the story intriguing.

Pope Francis goes to Rome hospital for surgery

 Pope Francis admitted to hospital in Rome for intestinal surgery | KTLA

Pope Francis went Sunday to a Rome clinic for booked a medical procedure for a stenosis, or limitation, of the digestive organ, the Vatican said. 

The concise declaration from the Holy See's press office didn't say precisely when the medical procedure would be performed yet said there would be a declaration when the medical procedure is finished. 

Only three hours sooner, Francis had merrily welcomed general society in St. Peter's Square with regards to a Sunday custom and revealed to them he will go to Hungary and Slovakia in September. 

The Vatican said the pope had been determined to have "suggestive diverticular stenosis of the colon," a reference to a narrowing in the digestive organ. 

Seven days sooner, Francis, 84, had utilized similar appearance to ask people in general for exceptional petitions for himself, which, looking back may have been alluding to the arranged a medical procedure at Rome's Gemelli Polyclinic. 

"I request that you petition God for the pope, implore in an uncommon way," Francis had asked the reliable in the square in his June 27 appearance. "The pope needs your petitions," he said, adding his thanks and saying "I realize you will do that." 

Francis is in commonly acceptable wellbeing, however had some portion of one lung eliminated as a youngster. He likewise experiences sciatica, sometimes having difficult episodes of the condition that includes a nerve influencing the lower back and leg. That has constrained him now and again to avoid booked appearances. 

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The pope had an especially requesting set of arrangements last week, including commending a Mass on Tuesday to check the Catholic banquet day respecting Saints Peter and Paul, and later in the week, managing at an exceptional supplication administration for Lebanon. On June 28, he additionally had a long private crowd at the Vatican with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken. All through that load of commitment, Francis had all the earmarks of being feeling great. 

Gemelli specialists have done a medical procedure before on ecclesiastical patients, remembering for Pope John Paul II, who had a benevolent tumor in his colon eliminated in 1992.