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Surgeon Sergio Alfieri, left, and Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruno speak to journalists at Gemelli Hospital in Rome on Saturday. (Vatican Media)

The Vatican said yesterday that Pope Francis is working from hospital as he recovers from hernia surgery. Source: CNA.

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni told journalists that Pope Francis’ “postoperative progress continues to be normal” five days after the Pope underwent a three-hour surgery for an incisional hernia.

Mr Bruni added that the Pope is eating regularly, has received the Eucharist daily, and has begun working from the hospital.

On Sunday, the Pope watched Sunday Mass on television and received the Eucharist in his hospital room before praying the Angelus in the chapel in the papal medical suite and eating lunch with some hospital staff.

The 86-year-old Pope is expected to remain in Rome’s Gemelli hospital for the next week. The Vatican has cancelled all of the Pope’s audiences until June 18.

While working from the hospital, Pope Francis sent a message to the European People’s Party, the largest political party in the European Parliament, and sent a condolence telegram to the family of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who died on Monday.


Pope Francis praying and working from hospital (By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency)


Pope Francis’ recovery proceeding normally (Vatican News)