Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis health’

Pope’s knee troubles force cancellation of trip to Africa

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Because of continuing problems with his knee, Pope Francis has postponed his planned trip to the Congo and South Sudan on July 2-7, said the Vatican press office. Matteo Bruni, director of the press office, did not mention whether the pope’s planned trip to Canada in late July was still set. “At the request of Read more

Pope jokes a shot of tequila will help with knee pain

Thursday, May 19th, 2022
Pope tequila knee pain

Pope Francis joked with a group of seminarians that a shot of tequila would help soothe the knee pain that has been troubling him for months. Francis was riding in the popemobile in St Peter’s Square when he stopped near a group from the Legion of Christ. The seminarians asked the pope how his knee Read more

Pope Francis: ‘The doctor has told me not to walk’

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Pope Francis said on Saturday that he continues to have problems with his leg, and his doctor has ordered him not to walk. “There is a problem: this leg is not good, it does not work, and the doctor has told me not to walk. I like to go… but this time I have to Read more

Pope Francis told to sit out ceremonies because of knee pain

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Pope Francis has abandoned plans for a trip to Florence this weekend and will be unable to preside over Ash Wednesday services next week because of acute knee pain, the Vatican said on Friday. The pope’s doctor had “prescribed a period of greater rest for his leg” because of “acute gonalgia”, or knee pain, the Read more

Scottish development agency “gutted” Francis won’t attend COP26 climate summit

Monday, October 11th, 2021
Pope will not travel to COP26

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will not travel to Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit but stopped short of giving a reason for his non-attendance. The Director of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, Alistair Dutton, is said to be “gutted” over Francis no-show. The announcement was “an enormous disappointment for everyone who Read more

“Some wanted me dead:” Pope acknowledges conservative critics

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
some wanted me dead

Pope Francis has acknowledged his conservative critics saying “some wanted me dead” following his recent intestinal surgery. When a priest asked Francis how he was feeling, the pontiff showed his dark sense of humour, replying, “Still alive.” “Even though some wanted me dead. I know there were even meetings among priests who thought the pope Read more

Pope brushes off ‘hurricane’ of resignation rumours

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
Pope resignation rumours

Pope Francis has brushed off a ‘hurricane’ of resignation rumours circulating in various media outlets recently. In a 90-minute interview on Spanish radio, his first since undergoing colon surgery, the pope spoke on various topics, but, it was the resignation rumours that garnered much attention. “I don’t know where they got it from last week Read more