/Pope Francis makes first public appearance since surgery from hospital balcony – The Washington Post

Pope Francis makes first public appearance since surgery from hospital balcony – The Washington Post


ROME — All through the morning Sunday, people kept arriving, transforming the outdoor square in front of the sprawling Gemelli Polyclinic hospital. As noon approached, they baked under the sun, waiting: nuns, priests, police, nurses, hundreds of ordinary Italians. A French choir practiced its tunes. Volunteers passed out water. Almost everybody looked upward, squinting at a particular 10th floor hospital balcony.

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