X-rays show pope’s wrist is healing well

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Pope Benedict waving to the crowd outside the Aosta cathedral yesterday evening. (CNS/L'Osservatore Romano)

VATICAN CITY — X-rays of Pope Benedict XVI’s right wrist show it is healing well, the Vatican spokesman said today.

A portable X-ray machine was brought from the hospital in Aosta to the compound in Les Combes where the pope has been vacationing since July 13.

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi said the pope’s personal physician and his assistant, the two orthopedic surgeons who operated on the pope’s wrist after he broke it in a fall July 17, a radiologist and the orthopedic specialist who will care for the pope after he leaves Les Combes July 29 all were present for the exam this morning.

“The check-up began at 11:40 and lasted about a half hour with optimum results,” Father Lombardi said.

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