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Learn to switch off, says pope in first appearance at Vatican after hospital stay

Reuters

by Reuters
Sunday, 18 July 2021 11:05 GMT

 

VATICAN CITY, July 18 (Reuters) – Pope Francis made his first public appearance since returning to the Vatican mid-week after an 11-day hospital stay, telling wellwishers they should take a break and switch off from the stresses of modern life.

“Let us put a halt to the frantic running around dictated by our agendas. Let us learn how to take a break, to turn off the mobile phone,” Pope Francis said in his weekly address from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square.

The 84-year-old pope had part of his colon removed in an operation on July 4 — the first time that Francis has faced a significant health concern during his eight-year papacy.

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