Meeting with members of the International Union of Superiors General in the Paul VI Hall today, Pope Francis used a wheelchair in public for the first time since his colon surgery in July of 2021.

Earlier this week, the 85-year-old pope said he soon undergo a procedure for a torn ligament in his right knee.

“I have been like this for some time, I cannot walk. … It also brings a little pain, humiliation. I have a torn ligament, I’ll do an intervention with infiltrations and we shall see. [It’s basically an injection.]”

Pope Francis’ mobility has been limited since February. During recent public appearances, he has taken a smaller role in liturgies and audiences, spending more time seated and not taking any stairs.

“Excuse me if I cannot get up to greet you, the doctors told me that I have to remain seated for the knee.” 

Pray for the health of Pope Francis! 🙏

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  1. I wish to send to His Holiness Pope Francis a set of beautiful songs honoring OUR MOTHER MARY. They came, at least on the cover, from Mumbai, with a beautiful image of Our Lady Mary.

    May Our Lord keep with security, protection, plenty of graces and the love of the billions of Catholics and of other faiths, from around the world POPE FRANCIS. I could not copy the link but I will find it now.
    Thank Your Holiness for all . God bless Your Holiness.
    Celia Maria Leal da Costa Genovez


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