Just a few days after receiving surgery for a hernia, Pope Francis presided over the Angelus prayers on Sunday in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican. The prayers were attended by thousands of pilgrims.
Francis extended his appreciation to people who had sent him letters of support when he was recuperating at the Gemelli hospital in Rome for a period of ten days. Francis spent this period of time recovering from an illness.
After spending the night in the hospital for the third time in the previous two years, the Pontiff of Argentina issued the following statement: “I want to express my gratitude for the affection, the concern, and the friendship” that was shown in those words of support.
Francis announced this to the shouts and enthusiasm of the hundreds of people who had gathered in the area. “This human support has been a great help and comfort to me,” Francis remarked.
Since his election in 2013, the 86-year-old man has had a number of health difficulties, including hip trouble, knee discomfort, and weight increase, as well as an irritated colon and lung infection.
On June 7, he had a painful hernia removed during a three-hour procedure that was performed under general anesthesia. The treatment was performed on the location of a scar from a prior surgery.
Francis expressed his “profound sadness and pain” once again over the sinking of the trawler off the coast of Greece last week, which resulted in the deaths of at least 78 migrants onboard and left hundreds more migrants missing.
“It would appear, it would appear, that the sea was quiet. Francis remarked, “I renew my prayer for those who lost their lives and I urge everything be done, always, to prevent such tragedies.” “I urge everything be done, always, to prevent such tragedies.”
He also denounced the “brutal attack” that was carried out by suspected jihadists on a school in Uganda on Friday night. In that incident, 41 people, most of whom were students, were killed by being hacked, shot, and set on fire, while others are still missing.
During the weekly Angelus prayer, the Pope remarked, “I pray for the young student victims of the brutal attack against a school in western Uganda.” The attack was carried out against a school in western Uganda.
Following his most recent stint in the hospital, the Pope has been able to attend weekly prayers and appears to be in good health. However, he has scaled back his engagements for the next week, most notably skipping a weekly audience scheduled for Wednesday.