Vatican: Pope cancels Florence visit due to severe pain


Vatican, Pope Francisin He announced that he had canceled his visit to Florence on Sunday due to severe knee pain.

The Vatican said it was canceling its participation in Ash Wednesday celebrations next week after the 85-year-old pope was advised by doctors to take a break.

Pope Francis has long suffered from sciatic pain in his knee, which is causing him to limp and walk. son It became more pronounced over the weeks.

Francis’inMediterrenian’in He was scheduled to travel to Florence to address a meeting of bishops and mayors and to celebrate the Divine Liturgy, and this was his first pastoral visit to Italy since the pandemic.

Despite the Vatican canceling the Pope’s duties, Francis’ meeting in Malta on April He published his itinerary and stated that he plans to move forward on his agenda.

Source: AP

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