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Benedict Rests

07/21/2009 Comment

The Pope takes a walk July 18. (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano)

In the wake of breaking his wrist last week shortly after beginning his summer vacation in northern Italy, Pope Benedict XVI has decided to cut back on his vacation itinerary.

According to Italy’s La Stampa newspaper, the Pope has graciously turned down all excursions for the rest of his vacation, but he will be celebrating vespers at Aosta cathedral on Friday. He’ll also recite the Angelus on Sunday as planned.

Last night, Benedict’s physician invited the Aosta doctors who treated the Holy Father to dinner to thank them for their work.

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Edward Pentin began reporting on the Pope and the Vatican with Vatican Radio before moving on to become the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He has also reported on the Holy See and the Catholic Church for a number of other publications including Newsweek, Newsmax, Zenit, The Catholic Herald, and The Holy Land Review, a Franciscan publication specializing in the Church and the Middle East. Edward is the author of "The Rigging of a Vatican Synod? An Investigation into Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family", published by Ignatius Press. Follow him on Twitter @edwardpentin