Vatican City, Feb 24, 2021 / 07:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
Pope Francis on Wednesday named a specialist in aging to be his personal doctor, after his previous physician died earlier this year.
Roberto Bernabei, 69, is from Florence, Italy, and is a professor of internal medicine and geriatrics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome.
He is also director of the School of Specialization in Geriatrics at the same university.
In the past, he was president of the Italian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics, and also a member of the European Academy for Medicine of Ageing.
Bernabei is one of eight children of the well-known Italian director, producer, and journalist Ettore Bernabei, who died in 2016. He is married and has two daughters.