Rome Newsroom, Apr 22, 2022 / 04:52 am
Pope Francis’ agenda was cleared on Friday for needed medical checkups, a Vatican spokesperson said.
Francis, who is 85 years old, has been suffering from pain in his right knee, causing him to take smaller roles in some Vatican liturgies and to remain seated more often.
“The pope has slowed down his activities today because of medical checkups that are needed today. That is why the schedule is empty today,” Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See Press Office, said on April 22.
The pope’s movements have been visibly more limited since the start of the year.