Pope Francis recently called the alleged Vatican physician into his personal serviceSave lives“, indicated the Holy See on Thursday, August 4.
The appointment comes amid recurring health problems for the 85-year-old pope. He underwent colon surgery last year and had been experiencing pain in his right knee for months, forcing him to curtail his activities.
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Massimiliano Strappetti has been appointed Nursing Coordinator of the Vatican Health and Hygiene Department.Personal health assistantAccording to a statement from the Pope. Massimiliano Strappetti was identified as the hospital nurse the Pope paid tribute to in an interview last year because he was convinced he needed surgery to cure his inflamed colon. “He saved my life!“The Pope confirmed on Spanish Radio Cope after the July 4 operation that the nurse had worked at the Vatican for almost thirty years,” he said.A lot of experiences».
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Returning from a trip to Canada at the end of July, the Pope said he wanted to slow down his travels, “”Set it aside“. Since the beginning of May, the Argentine Jesuit has been moving around in a wheelchair or a cane. To relieve knee pain, he receives regular injections and undergoes physiotherapy sessions, according to the Vatican, which, according to the Vatican, develops discretion about his health. Jorge Bergoglio, however, dismissed the possibility of surgery and is confident of maintaining “sequelsof his anesthesia last year. At a young age he suffered from the difficulty of having part of his lung removed and suffered from chronic sciatica.
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