Francisco will remain in the hospital for a few days to improve his rehabilitation. The Pope’s eyes also turned to sports, with the European Cup and Copa America finals: it is necessary to fight “without giving up, with hope and confidence.”
“Pope Francis has had a quiet day and has completed the postoperative period. In order to optimize medical and rehabilitative treatment as much as possible, the Holy Father will remain in hospital for a few more days. This is what the Director of the Holy See Press Room, Matteo Bruni, announced in the statement on Monday (12) /07).
Yesterday, says Bruni, before he prayed the Angelus, he wanted to meet some young patients from the nearby oncology unit with their relatives who, in turn, escorted him to the balcony on the tenth floor for the Martian prayer.
In the end, he welcomed the patients in the hospital on the same floor, and entertained himself briefly with the doctors and nurses.
In the afternoon, celebrate Mass in the private chapel with those who attend it daily.
Sharing the joy of the victory of the Argentine and Italian national teams with those close to him, the statement concluded, “His Holiness focused on the meaning and values of sport, and on the athletic ability to know how to accept any outcome, even defeat: “Only in this way, in the face of life’s difficulties, one can put At stake, fighting without giving up, with hope and confidence.”