ROME (AP) ROME (AP) Pope Francis has cleared his schedule to undergo medical examinations for his left knee. The ligaments that are strained have caused standing, walking or getting off a chair more difficult and painful.
Francis’s movement has significantly diminished in recent times as he has a noticeable limp caused by sciatica proving to be more severe.
He had to take a bow during the Easter Vigil this weekend. He and struggled to get through Easter Sunday Mass and is now walking in a shuffle with the aid of an assistant.
The Vatican spokesperson on Friday said that Francis was being examined for medical issues in the city state, not at an outside hospital. Francis has been receiving regular physiotherapy sessions to aid in relieving sciatica nerve pain.
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