Cardinal Etchegaray returns home to recuperate

.- Cardinal Roger Etchegaray has been released from Rome's Agostino Gemelli Hospital after having his femur repaired. He was described as in "good condition."

The Holy See released a message on Friday which confirmed that Cardinal Etchegaray, the 87-year-old President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Cor Unum, has now left the hospital.  

After having sustained a fracture of the right femur in an incident at Midnight Mass on Dec. 24 caused by the young woman who attempted to reach Pope Benedict, Cardinal Etchegaray underwent an operation on December 27 that left him with a total arthroprosthesis of the right hip. 

He has been cleared to continue rehabilitation from home.

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