Pope Francis reappears after surgery, urges free universal health care
12 July 2021 | 6:13 am
Pope Francis, seemingly in a good overall condition, has made his first public appearance since having intestinal surgery last week. The church leader stressed the importance of accessible and free healthcare for all.
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