Jul 10, 2021 - World

Pope Francis begins to resume work after intestinal surgery

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The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis' recovery from his surgery last week is "satisfactory," adding that he is gradually resuming his responsibilities.

What they're saying: The Pope is "gradually resuming work and continues to stroll in the corridor of the apartment. In the afternoon, he celebrated Holy Mass in the private chapel and in the evening he dined with those who are assisting him during these days," said Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See Press Office.

Catch up quick: Pope Francis underwent a scheduled intestinal surgery last Saturday. The following day, the Vatican said he had "reacted well to the surgery done under general anesthesia."

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