VATICAN CITY — A French cardinal who broke his hip when a woman knocked over Pope Benedict XVI during Christmas Eve Mass has been released from the hospital in good condition.
Rome's Sacred Heart Catholic University says 87-year-old Cardinal Roger Etchegaray will continue to receive physical therapy and rehabilitation at his home following hip replacement surgery Dec. 27. It said his condition is good.
Etchegaray was knocked over when a woman with a history of psychiatric problems jumped the security barricade in St. Peter's Basilica and pulled the pope to the ground at the start of Mass Dec. 24.
Benedict was not hurt, but Etchegaray was taken to the hospital with a fractured hip.
Benedict met with the woman, Susanna Maiolo, on Wednesday and forgave her. (AP)