The Vatican said, today, Thursday, that Pope Francis will not preside over Mass on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Eve due to the “sciatica” that he suffers and causes pain in one of his legs.
It is the first time in years that the Pope, who turned 84 this month, has been forced to miss a papal event for health reasons.
Last week, the Pope presided over a Christmas mass in which world leaders called for ensuring unrestricted access to Coronavirus vaccines for everyone, warning against “building walls” for those wishing to receive the vaccine.
The Pope said that the effects of the health crisis show that the need for global unity is greater than ever, adding: “At this moment in history, marked by the environmental crisis and the serious economic and social imbalances that have been exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic, it is extremely important that we recognize each other as brothers. And sisters. “
Source: “Reuters” + RT