Minisite Gear

Experience the pulse of the Americas with Minisite Gear: Your go-to destination for digital news and analysis.

Recent news

Pope Francis prays the Angelus in hospital as he continues his ‘normal’ recovery from surgery

(CNN) — Pope Francis, who is still admitted to Gemelli Hospital in Rome after undergoing abdominal surgery on Wednesday, watched Mass this Sunday live on television and received the Eucharist, according to a statement from the Vatican spokesperson. , Matteo Bruni.

The pope “then went to the small chapel in the private apartment, where he gathered to pray for the Angelus,” Brini said. “Then he had lunch with those who assist him in these days of hospitalization in the private apartment (doctors, health auxiliaries, nurses, assistants and staff of the gendarmerie corps)”, he added.

Bruni also said Pope “remains afebrile and hemodynamically stable.” The pope underwent “respiratory physiotherapy and continues to move,” Bruni added.

It is extremely rare for Pope Francis to miss the Angelus, but it is not the first time that he has missed public appointments for medical reasons.