Pilgrims and well-wishers gathered at Rome’s Gemelli hospital to greet Pope Francis as he made his first public appearance in a week after undergoing intestinal surgery.
Pope Francis has resumed working from the hospital and celebrated Mass for his caregivers in the small chapel in the suite of hospital rooms.
“The Holy Father reacted well to the surgery, which was conducted under general anesthesia,” the press office said in a note issued just before midnight.
Pope Francis connected participants at Scholas Occurrentes chapters for young people around the world May 20.
Abuse against a minor is a kind of “psychological murder” that can destroy the victim’s childhood.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will host a recitation of the rosary on Monday, May 17, at 11 a.m. (CDT) as part of Pope Francis’ call for a worldwide marathon of rosaries for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new law also prohibits all Vatican employees from accepting or soliciting “gifts, presents or other benefits with a value greater than 40 euros ($48).”
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