The Holy Fathers overall condition is good. In brief, the Holy Father can return to his residence, said Patrizio Polisca, the Popes personal doctor, in a press release issued today by the Holy See Press Office regarding the Popes surgery at the hospital of Aosta. The Holy Fathers injury was caused by an accidental fall in his residence, explained Polisca. In the fall, the Holy Father broke his right wrist and was therefore taken to the hospital in Aosta to undergo a osteosynthesis, a surgical procedure to stabilise and join the end of his fractured bones. He was operated under local anaesthetic with the application of a cast at the hospital of Aosta. The Head of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, said in an interview with Vatican Radio that the surgery under local anaesthetic the Holy Father had to undergo to treat his fractured wrist went well and that the Pontiff is now expected to return to Les Combes later in the afternoon. As for the Popes programme, we hope it can be maintained. Earlier in the day, Father Lombardi had confirmed the news of the injury pointing out that Benedict XVI managed to celebrate Mass and have breakfast before being accompanied to the Hospital of Aosta.