Vatican City, 26 April, 2022 / 11:30 am (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis canceled his engagements on Tuesday due to ongoing knee pain, the Holy See press office said.
“Due to pain in his knee, and on medical advice, Pope Francis has interrupted the activities planned for today, including participation in the Council of Cardinals, a new session of which is underway these days,” the press office said on April 26.
Francis, 85, has been suffering from pain in his right knee, causing him to take smaller roles in some liturgies and to remain seated more often.
His agenda was cleared on April 22 for medical checkups, and he preached at, but did not preside over, Mass for the Octave Day of Easter on April 24.
The pope’s movements have been visibly more limited since the start of the year.