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.