• Pope Francis to have cataract surgery next year

    Pope Francis to have cataract surgery next year

    • Mar 29, 2018

    Pope Francis says he has to have cataract surgery next year. Francis revealed the news as he bid farewell to prisoners at Rome’s Regina Coeli prison, after he performed the Holy Thursday ritual of washing the feet of 12 people.

  • Report: Pope Francis getting massages, injections for sciatica

    Report: Pope Francis getting massages, injections for sciatica

    • Aug 11, 2017

    Though it’s not life-threatening and doesn’t impede the pontiff from fulfilling the duties of his office, sciatica, a nerve disorder that produces pain in the back and leg, has long hobbled Pope Francis. A new magazine report suggests that over the summer, Francis is receiving massages and injections twice a week to manage the condition.

  • Key aide to Pope Benedict: As he approaches 90, he’s fine

    Key aide to Pope Benedict: As he approaches 90, he’s fine

    • Mar 19, 2017

    In an interview with Vatican Radio, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the closest aide to emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, says that although the retired pontiff will turn 90 next month, his health is basically good and he continues to keep a very active schedule.