Learn to switch off, says pope in first appearance at Vatican after hospital stay

(Adds further quotes, details)VATICAN CITY, July 18 (Reuters) - Pope Francis made his first public appearance since returning to the Vatican mid-week after an 11-day hospital stay, telling wellwishers they should take a break and switch off from the stresses of modern life.Let us learn how to take a break, to turn off the mobile phone," Pope Francis said in his weekly address from a window overlooking St. Peter's Square.He returned to the Vatican on Wednesday, where he needed help from assistants to get out of his car.As is often the case, at the end of his address the pope mentioned some of the events dominating world headlines.He urged an end to the recent public unrest in South Africa and called for peace and dialogue in Cuba after unprecedented, protests rocked the Communist-run country.

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