Pope fractures wrist

Gives mass before going to hospital

Pope Benedict XVI’s vacation hit a little bump. The Pontiff, who is taking some time off in Italy, slipped while in the bath and broke his wrist. He went on to eat breakfast and celebrate mass, and was then driven to a hospital where doctors performed a minor 20-minute surgery. His wrist will be immobilized for about a month, and it’s possible that he may cancel commitments scheduled over the next two weeks, but Vatican officials say the injury isn’t serious. Concern has been expressed over the Pope’s health as of late, with some saying he appeared tired in recent public appearances.

The New York Times