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Two weeks post-surgery, Pope Francis appears at Vatican window

The Francis Chronicles: Two weeks after surgery that removed a portion of his colon, Pope Francis on July 18 resumed his weekly appearances from a Vatican window to bless the faithful in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis praises public healthcare in first appearance since intestinal surgery

Pope Francis on July 11 made his first public appearance since major intestinal surgery last week, greeting well-wishers as he stood for 10 minutes on a hospital balcony, offering hearty thanks for the prayers for his recovery and calling health care for all a "precious" good.

Pope Francis goes to Rome hospital for intestinal surgery

Pope Francis went Sunday, July 4, to a Rome hospital for scheduled surgery for a stenosis, or restriction, of the large intestine, the Vatican said.

Voicing 'affection' for Americans, Francis meets US Secretary of State Blinken

Pope Francis on June 28 voiced affection for the American people as he met at length with the U.S. secretary of state, the Vatican said, without indicating whether the two discussed the sharp divide among U.S. bishops over giving Holy Communion to politicians supporting abortion rights like President Joe Biden.