Pope Francis is set to resume his responsibilities from September with his international itinerary to include a visit to Greece and Cyprus said the Vatican, as he remains in hospital recovering from surgery.
According to Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni “His Holiness Pope Francis has spent a quiet day and has completed the immediate post-operative course.”
In keeping with the sporting spirit of the times, Bruni also referenced the recent victories by the national teams of Argentina, his home country and Italy.
“Sharing the joy of the victory of the Argentine and Italian national teams with those close to him, His Holiness considered the meaning of sport and its values, and the sporting ability of being able to accept any result, even defeat: “only in this way, in the face of life’s difficulties, can one always put oneself on the line, fighting without giving up, with hope and trust”. said Bruni in his announcement.
Pope Francis has been recovering from a three-hour colon operation that removed half of his colon last Sunday evening. He was taken to Rome’s Gemelli hospital for the planned surgery after delivering his weekly Sunday blessing.