The windows on the 10th floor of Rome’s Gemelli hospital, where the Pope Francis is resting after undergoing surgery on July 4.
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Pope Francis will pray the Angelus from the window of his hospital suite on Sunday.
The Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Matteo Bruni, made the announcement on Friday in a health bulletin released at midday Rome.
Pope Francis spent a “quiet day” on Thursday, “with normal clinical progress.” The bulletin said the Holy Father “continued to eat regularly and continued his scheduled treatment,” but offered no details regarding the treatment itself. “He walked in the corridor and resumed his work, alternating it with moments of reading texts.”
Bruni said the pope celebrated Mass in the private chapel in his suite on Thursday afternoon, “attended by all those assisting him during his hospitalisation.”
The health bulletin also noted that the pope “is without fever” after a “brief episode with a slight temperature” earlier this week.
Through Bruni, Pope Francis offered thanks “for the many messages of affection and closeness that he receives daily and asks that we continue to pray for him.”
Pope Francis entered hospital on Sunday, for scheduled surgery to correct a narrowing of the large intestine: diverticular stenosis with signs of sclerosing diverticulitis.
Doctors removed part of the pope’s large intestine on Sunday evening.