Pope Francis received the apostolic nuncios on September 8 and made an unusual confession.
(Rome) Does Pope Francis have an ideologized knee which dislikes certain journeys? This ironically meant question is being discussed among Vaticanists and bloggers. What is meant by this is whether Francis' knee problems increase before certain trips in order to prevent them.
Francis' knee problems worsened when, for example, he was supposed to go to Florence last spring, meaning that he would only have had to travel a relatively short distance within Italy. An exact program was coordinated with the Holy See and organized down to the last detail. The knee problems disappeared when he had to embark on a transatlantic journey to complete a "penitential pilgrimage" to Canada.
It later became known that the visit to Florence was due less to knee problems than to an ideological problem. In truth, the cancellation was based on misinformation: Francis wrongly believed that he had to meet someone in Florence whom he did not want to meet. The result was the aforementioned knee problems, which justified the cancellation of the entire visit.
This "ideological" knee problem has already prevented other appointments and trips. It was Francis himself who recently confessed this to the nuncios who gathered at the Vatican on September 8 for their triennial meeting. Vatican scholar Franca Giansoldati wrote yesterday in Messaggero:
“It was the Pope himself who confirmed to his 200 apostolic nuncios, who had been called to the Vatican ten days ago, that he would not travel to Kyiv for the time being in order to advance the dialogue with Moscow and would rather wait for better times. During the meeting he added that fortunately the knee problems he has been suffering from for some time help him to find plausible excuses to postpone the trip to Ukraine. This leak about the closed talks that took place in the Vatican with diplomatic representatives of the Holy See, and confirmed by various sources, began to circulate after he announced on his return flight from Kazakhstan that his next trip abroad would be to Bahrain in November and that a project for a return to Africa, Congo and South Sudan, will be examined in the early months of next year.”
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
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