Pope Francis, who is hospitalized following an operation on an abdominal hernia, has already managed to get up, take a few steps and spend a few hours working, in addition to resting and praying, the Vatican said.
The head of the Catholic Church prayed the Angelus in the chapel of the private apartment on the tenth floor of the Gemelli hospital, in Rome, where he was admitted last Wednesday for surgery.
Doctors advised the 86-year-old pontiff to publicly celebrate the Angelus prayer from the hospital to avoid efforts that jeopardize the healing of the mesh that was applied to the abdominal wall during the surgical intervention.
According to the medical report released this Sunday morning, the Pope still has no fever and has undergone respiratory physiotherapy.
Before the Angelus prayer, Francis watched the Holy Mass on television and received the Eucharist. The lunch took place in the company of doctors, nurses, assistants and members of the Vatican police.
The medical team recommended that the Pope remain hospitalized for at least the next week so that his recovery is successful.
The leader of the Catholic Church will be in Portugal between the 2nd and 6th of August to preside over the World Youth Day.