Pope Francis in a wheelchair to the assembly of the sisters: he cannot walk due to knee osteoarthritis
Smiling and in good physical condition, but pushed to one wheelchair by the butler. Like Pope Francis, Paul VI presented himself in the hall on Thursday, the audience hall in the Vatican, at the plenary assembly of theInternational Union of Superiors General, the organization that unites sisters from all over the world. Francis was greeted by a long applause from the sisters: some even shouted “Long live the Pope! “. Once she reached the station she began speaking in Spanish and immediately said she did not want to read the prepared speech of “nine folders”: “What do I do – she joked-, I read it and you sleep? Or would you rather ask me questions? ”.Bergoglio, 85, has been suffering from pain in his right knee for days arthrosis, which also forced him to cancel some hearings at the end of April. And lately, he always turns to his interlocutors apologizing for having to remain seated. “I like to move, but this time I have to obey the doctor. For this, I will ask you for the sacrifice of climbing the stairs and I will greet you from here, sitting. She is a humiliation but I offer it to the Lord for your country ”, said for example on April 30, when he received a delegation of pilgrims from Slovakia in the Paul VI Hall. Last Tuesday he made it known that he had undergone an ‘infiltration. Again according to what is learned, at the moment the agenda of papal travels has not changed. The trip to Africa has therefore been confirmed, the only one currently officially announced for next July. Among the wishes of the Pope, too LebanonCanada and Kazakhistan.