Suffering a knee, the pope postpones his trip to Africa

The state of health of the sovereign pope is the subject of many rumors in the Vatican.

Laconic press release from the Vatican on Friday to announce “Report “ but at aa later date will be setPope Francis’ visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan from 2 to 7 July.

Matteo Bruni, Director of the Press Room of the Holy See, states in a press release: Accepting your doctor’s request and not compromising the results
knee therapy is still ongoing, the Holy Father is sadly forced to postpone his apostolic journey“.

The Pope had to meet in South Sudan with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the head of the Anglican Church and Lord Wenceslas of Scotland as moderator, in order to achieve a peace process. However, many questions were raised about travel safety.

Current therapy

Official reason “Reportfrom this trip is continuous therapy to treat chronic inflammation of the ligaments of the knee. For this reason, the Pope also had to cancel his trip to Florence in Italy at the end of February. The trip to Africa was then approved by the Vatican on 3 March. But on May 5, François appeared in public for the first time in a wheelchair.

However, there is no official communication about the consequences of the intestinal surgery, which he had to undergo urgently in July 2021 and for which he had been hospitalized for ten days.

The intervention, which also raises many rumors in the Vatican about the true state of health of 85-year-old Pope Francis, who has not objectively changed his pace of work and hearing since then, even in a wheelchair.

However, postponing this trip to Africa will not alleviate these rumors, which have intensified with the meeting of all the world’s cardinals in Rome at the end of 2010. August 2022 to tell them about the reform of the Curia in Rome.


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