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Pope Francis appointed a brand new private physician on Wednesday, a number of weeks after the dying from Covid-19 of the earlier holder of the publish.
The 84-year-old pontiff picked Roberto Bernabei, an professional in well being look after the aged, as his doctor, the Vatican mentioned in an announcement.
Bernabei, 69, leads the geriatrics and rehabilitative drugs division at Rome’s Gemelli, the Catholic hospital the place popes are historically handled.
The final papal physician, Fabrizio Soccorsi, died aged 78 on January 9 of Covid-19-related pulmonary issues, following a hospitalisation for most cancers.
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Francis is believed to be in relative good well being, regardless of having had a part of his lung eliminated when he was a younger man after creating pleurisy.
Last month he cancelled a number of occasions as a consequence of a bout of sciatica, a continual nerve situation that causes hip ache and makes him stroll with a slight limp.
Also in January, the pope obtained the coronavirus vaccine alongside his predecessor, former pope Benedict XVI.