On Saturday, Pope Francis experienced a new pain in Sciatica He was forced to suspend his participation in the planned celebrations Tomorrow and Monday Something has already happened in Dec The Vatican stated that when it was forced to cancel the last Mass in 2020 and the first in 2021.
“Because Recurrence of sciatica, Papal Spokesman Matteo Bruni announced today in a statement that tomorrow morning’s celebration at the altar of the Vatican Cathedral will not be presided over by the Holy Father, but by His Excellency Mgr. Reno Fisichella.
In the text, Bruni added that “meeting with The diplomatic corps on Monday January 25 “, in addition to the celebration in which the Pope was also supposed to participate the day after tomorrow, to mark the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in the Basilica of San Paolo.
he is December 31 The past, due to prof “Painful sciatica”, Supreme Pontiff It should also be hung His spokesman stated that his attendance at the celebrations that he intended to close that Thursday 2020 and start the new year the next day.
His Holiness, the Pope 84 years old Affected by the health problem mentioned above that affects Displacement capacity, He canceled his attendance at the First Vespers and Tidium on Thanksgiving for the year that ended, which he was planning on that Thursday to bid farewell to the year in St. Peter’s Basilica.Cardinal Pietro Parolin (center), arrives in a procession to mark New Year’s Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, to replace Pope Francis. (AP Photo / Alessandra Tarantino)
Francis revealed his problems with sciatica during a press conference marking his return from his first trip outside Italy as a pope, to Brazil in July 2013.
“The worst What happened to me was, sorry, it was a sciatica attack, really! first month, Because it was Sit in an armchair Pope Francis said: “I give interviews and it hurts me.” Less than four months On the throne on the health problem that has lingered since his time Archbishop of Buenos Aires. “Sciatica is very painful,” Very painful! Then added.
Then, in August 2017, the Vatican reported that the Pope had undergone treatment, incl Massage and injections twice a week For relief of pain in the legs caused by sciatica.
In 2020, the Supreme Pontiff has already been forced to suspend his attendance at the usual traditional exercises for Early in March In the town of Ariccia due to a the cold Who kept it inside Vatican.
a End of February Last year, it should have been canceled Private hearings for three consecutive days Also because of the cold. However, in more than seven years as the Pope they are Counted On occasions when Francisco had to suspend events for health reasons. at June 2014, For example, it was canceled for “malaise” His participation in a patient visit at Gemelli Polyclinic Hospital in Rome.
In the same year, A. Height Via Rome on the occasion of the body of Christ and preferred to mobilize in A. vehicle, To avoid th Leg pain.
On February 28, 2014, he had suspended his visit to the main seminary in Rome due to a slight “disturbance” that caused “a few tenths of Fever”, Then the Vatican indicated.
In recent weeks, after three cardinals and a nearby monsignor were tested positive, Francisco underwent at least one swab from the Corona virus, and the result was negative. and after that They were vaccinated Against disease with the first dose of Pfizer.