The Pope improves and gets out of bed

He spent the morning in an armchair and went back to work

He continues the progressive recovery of Pope Francis after the laparotomy and plastic surgery of the abdominal wall with prosthesis that he underwent on Wednesday.

Press Office news release

Late in the morning, the director of the Vatican press office released the statement on the conditions of the Holy Father.

“Pope Francis rested overnight,” Matteo Bruni said. “The medical team reports that the clinical picture improves progressively and the postoperative period is regular. After breakfast, his Holiness began to move about, spending most of the morning in an armchair. This allowed him to read the newspapers and resume his initial job.”

The Pope’s Angelus

The Pope’s hospitalization will surely last a few more days. After the cancellation of all audiences until June 18 as a precaution, Francis’ presence at the World Meeting on Human Fraternity entitled “Not Alone” (#notalone) was obviously also cancelled. The event, organized by the Fratelli tutti Foundation in collaboration with the Basilica of San Pedro, the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development and the Dicastery for Communication, is scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday 10 and the Pontiff himself wanted it to be celebrate equally. It remains to be seen if on Sunday the 11th the Pope will lead the usual Marian prayer of the Angelus from the Gemelli.