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Pope Francis' health raises concerns again during Easter celebrations

The Pope canceled &agrav; at the last minute his participation in the Stations of the Cross, Friday March 29. An announcement which raises questions about his state of health.

Worry stalks the Vatican. Friday March 29, Pope Francis canceled &agrav; at the last second his participation in the Stations of the Cross which was to take place at the Coliseum, at the Coliseum. Rome. The reason given: his health. "This is a simple measure of prudence", wanted to reassure a Vatican source, reports Le Figaro. Health of the head of the Catholic Church, which would be "in good shape", did not give rise to & "no particular concerns". "We are disappointed.ç Çthat can be understood, but it's sad, because his presence this evening éwas important", reacted a 17& ;nbsp;years came from Genoa (north-west) for the occasion.

It must be said that the Pope, & aged 87, had a busy week in view of the celebration of Easter, the main highlight of the Catholic calendar. Already, in the afternoon, the Argentine Jesuit had presided over the meeting. the celebration of Good Friday in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican. The day before, he had surrendered &agrav; a walkabout after washing the clothes the feet of twelve inmates in a prison in Rome. And this weekend, the Pope must ensure, this Saturday, March 30, the vigil of Holy Saturday before leading the much-anticipated Sunday service of Pope Francis. ques.

The Pope has no "serious reason" to give up

Nevertheless, the cancellation of his presence on Friday evening contributed to the situation. &agrav; raise questions about its abilities to remain à at the head of the Church, relays daily French life. Pope Francis increases health problems in recent years. In 2023, Jorge Bergoglio, his real name, had already been born. été absent during the Stations of the Cross of the Colisée. He had also canceled his coming à COP 28, à Dubai, in December, & caused by bronchitis and had abdominal surgery in June.

Although he always left "the open door" &agrav; a possible waiver, & Like his predecessor Benedict XVI, in his autobiography, published this month, Pope Francis, who owes himself to I now use a wheelchair. because of his problems with his knees, hips and colon, reiterated that he had no "serious reason" to renounce à his load. According to the Pope, this would only be a "distant hypothesis" which would be justified only in the event of "serious physical impediment".

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116