Vatican City, Feb 10, 2005 / 22:00 pm
The Pope is back home at the Vatican today after his release Thursday evening from the Gemelli hospital in Rome.
John Paul II rode in his famous Popemobile to much fanfare from supporters through Roman streets as he made his return journey.
Although it is unclear when the Holy Father would again be seen in public, the Vatican stressed that the 84-year old pontiff was “impatient” to get back to work.
Faithful will likely get a chance to see the Pope at the Angelus on Sunday, at which, it is reported that he would like to give his weekly reflection. Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls commented on Thursday that, "the pope will look at his diary when he gets home and make the decision himself. He will also listen to the opinion of [Renato Buzzonetti], his personal doctor."