Francis reimposes restrictions on Latin Mass, reversing decision of Pope Benedict

Pope Francis cracked down July 16 on the spread of the old Latin Mass, reversing one of Pope Benedict XVI's signature decisions in a major challenge to traditionalist Catholics.

Pope Francis returns to Vatican ten days after surgery

Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on July 14, ten days after undergoing surgery to remove half his colon.

Pope to spend a few more days in Rome hospital after surgery

Pope Francis will spend a few more days in the hospital following his July 4 intestinal surgery to "optimize" recovery and rehabilitation treatment and therapy, the Vatican said July 12.

Vatican: Pope to deliver Sunday blessing from Rome hospital

Pope Francis is walking, working and has celebrated Mass at a Rome hospital where he also will deliver his Sunday weekly blessing while recovering from intestinal surgery, the Vatican said July 9.