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Photos: Pope Francis reappears after surgery on hospital balcony

Pope Francis appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since undergoing intestinal surgery a week ago

Pope Francis, seeming in good overall condition, appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since undergoing intestinal surgery a week ago and made a plea for free universal healthcare.

The 84-year-old pope, who had part of his colon removed in the surgery, stepped out on the balcony of his suite on the 10th floor of Rome’s Gemelli hospital to lead his weekly prayer before hundreds of cheering people below.

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