The Pope will remain hospitalized at the Gemelli “a few more days”. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni makes this known by updating the daily bulletin on the health conditions of the Pope who has been hospitalized since last Sunday for bowel surgery. “His Holiness Pope Francis – explains Bruni – spent a quiet day and completed the post-operative course. In order to best optimize medical and rehabilitation therapy, the Holy Father will remain hospitalized for a few more days “.
Bruni then explains that “yesterday, before the recitation of the Angelus” Bergoglio “, he wished to meet some young patients from the nearby Oncology ward with their families who, subsequently, accompanied him to the terrace on the tenth floor on the occasion of prayer. At the end, he greeted the patients hospitalized on the floor, chatting briefly with the medical and nursing staff. In the afternoon he celebrated Holy Mass in the private chapel with the staff who assist him every day “.
Bruni then announced that the Pope rejoiced for the victory of the national team Italian to Europeans. “In sharing the joy for the victory of the Argentine and Italian national teams with the people who are close to him, His Holiness – he explains in a note – focused on the meaning of sport and its values, and on that sporting ability to know accept any result, even defeat: ‘only in this way, faced with the difficulties of life, can we always put ourselves on the line, fighting without giving up, with hope and trust’ “.