Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis health’

Pope will travel to Asia in longest trip of papacy

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Pope Francis will visit Indonesia, East Timor, Papua New Guinea and Singapore in September, the Vatican announced Friday, confirming the longest trip of Francis’ papacy that is sure to test his health, stamina and mobility. The Vatican confirmed the Sept 2-13 visit, saying the 87-year-old pope would visit Jakarta, Indonesia; Port Moresby and Vanimo, Papua Read more

Pope Francis, recovering from bronchitis, calls for end of Gaza conflict

Thursday, March 7th, 2024

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for an end to the conflict in Gaza, as he showed signs of recovery after suffering from bronchitis. On Saturday, the 87-year-old pope delegated the reading of a speech at a ceremony to an aide, and on Wednesday, he made a brief trip to a Rome hospital after he missed Read more

Pope keeps a jam-packed Thursday schedule, despite health struggles

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Although he was forced to cancel a scheduled trip to Dubai this week due to health concerns, Pope Francis kept a busy Thursday schedule with nine separate appointments. This was despite receiving ongoing antibiotic treatment for a flu-causing lung inflammation. In a statement Wednesday night, the Vatican said that the pope’s condition is “stable” and Read more

Pope’s participation in COP28 Summit cancelled at doctors’ request

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Pope Francis’ physicians have asked him not to undertake his scheduled journey to Dubai to participate in the COP28 Summit, and he has accepted their advice “with great regret.” A statement to participants in a seminar on “Ethics in Health Management” Francis indicated that his health has improved, he not longer has a fever. He Read more

Pope Francis emerges from surgery without complications

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

Pope Francis underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to remove intestinal scar tissue and repair a hernia in his abdominal wall, the latest maladies to befall the 86-year-old pontiff who had part of his colon removed two years ago. The Vatican said there were no complications during the three-hour surgery, which required Francis to be under Read more

Pope Francis resumes regular appointments after canceling schedule with a fever

Monday, May 29th, 2023

Pope Francis resumed regular appointments on Saturday, one day after cancelling his schedule due to a fever. The pontiff held a number of private meetings, including with visitors from Georgetown University who were in town for a conference with a Jesuit-run journal. According to Vatican News, a number of poets, writers and film directors from Read more

Pope Francis leaves hospital; ‘Still alive,’ he quips

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

Pope Francis has been discharged from the Rome hospital where he was treated for bronchitis. The 86-year-old pope was hospitalised on Wednesday and received antibiotics intravenously. Asked how he felt Saturday, Francis told reporters, “Still alive.” In a video released by the Vatican, Francis was seen baptising a hospitalised baby who is a few weeks Read more

Pope Francis preparing the public for his resignation, says Vatican expert

Thursday, August 4th, 2022
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Pope Francis is preparing the public for his stepping down in 2025, by constantly talking about his ill health and possible resignation, according to a Vatican expert. Robert Mickens is the editor of the Roman Catholic newspaper La Croix International. He has lived, studied and worked in Rome for 30 years. Mickens told inews he Read more

Pope says that with frailty and age, he is in new phase of papacy

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Pope Francis said on Saturday that his advancing age and his difficulty walking have ushered in a new, slower phase of his papacy and he repeated that he would be ready to resign one day if serious health problems prohibited him from running the Church. “I don’t think I can continue doing trips with the Read more

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