VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has arrived astatine an assemblage successful a wheelchair arsenic his genu symptom continues to bounds his mobility.
Francis was wheeled into the gathering Thursday with nuns and spiritual superiors from astir the satellite who are gathering successful Rome. It was the archetypal clip helium had been seen utilizing a wheelchair successful nationalist since the flareup.
Francis, 85, has been suffering from strained ligaments successful his close genu for respective months. He revealed helium precocious received immoderate injections to effort to relieve the pain, but helium has continued to conflict to locomotion and stand.
“The wheelchair would apt go a acquainted show arsenic Francis tried to enactment disconnected his feet arsenic overmuch arsenic imaginable to assistance his genu heal,” Reuters wrote successful paraphrasing a Vatican source.
According to the ligament service, the pope was past seen successful a wheelchair astatine a Rome infirmary successful July to acquisition intestinal surgery.