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Pope Francis bows out of annual procession due to knee pain


ROMAN: Pope Francis canceled her annual Mass and procession next weekend due to ongoing knee pain, Vatican said on Monday.
The annual Corpus Domini procession, scheduled for Sunday, is a centuries-old profession of Catholic faith in which Eucharist publicly displayed.
Francis has canceled several events this year due to strained ligaments in his right knee that make walking and standing very difficult.
He has been using a wheelchair for more than a month, and last week the Vatican announced he had to cancel a trip scheduled for July 2-7 to Africa so as not to jeopardize his recovery.
On Sunday, Francis apologize to the government and loyal in Congo and South Sudan, said he was sad to have to postpone the visit and that the trip really meant a lot to him.
“I apologize to you,” he said, pleading for prayers “so that with God’s help and medical treatment I can get to you as soon as possible.”
The Vatican did not specify the exact nature of the problem or what treatment Francis is receiving, but he said he has received several injections and friends say he is performing physiotherapy every day. day.





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