Vatican spokesman says that after a whirlwind day in New York City, Pope Francis is clearly tired and has some aches and pains, since he's been missing out on his physiotherapy while on the road.
Francis suffers from sciatica and has a bad knee and has physiotherapy twice a week. During his 10-day trip, he has needed help getting up and down stairs and on Friday was taken around the U.N. and Madison Square Garden in a golf cart.
Spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the golf cart was planned before the trip, not added at the last moment to spare the pontiff excess walking.
Still, Lombardi said, we can see that he is a little tired in walking and climbing stairs. Lombardi says that's normal, in the sense that the 78-year-old pontiff was not running when he was elected in 2013 and has regular physiotherapy that can't happen during long trips.
But Lombardi added: He has still energy for the last two days of his U.S.-Cuba trip.
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The Pope still has energy for the last two days and then what? we can but hope.Sep 27th, 2015 - 09:51 am 0
“Pope still has energy for the last two days”Sep 27th, 2015 - 12:11 pm 0
The mind boggles with the possibilities!
Not bad for a 78-year-old.Sep 27th, 2015 - 09:14 pm 0
Would like to see how many of that age keep a mind so young and sharp.
No golfcronie or ChrisR, to be sure.
Their mind is frozen in the Dark Ages.