VATICAN CITY VATICAN CITY Pope Francis arrived at an audience using a wheelchair, as the knee injury continues to restrict his mobility.

Francis was transported to the Thursday’s meeting alongside religious superiors and nuns from all over the world , who are gathered in Rome.

This was his first experience that he was seen using an electric wheelchair.

Francis 85 year old Francis has been suffering from strains of joints in his knees for a few months.

Sky News reports the Pope is suffering from an sciatica flare-up that is a nerve disease.

He said he had recently received injections to alleviate the pain but he is still unable to have difficulty walking and stand.

Francis has had to postpone or delay a few events recently because of knee pain.