By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Pope Francis went to a Rome hospital’s center for the elderly for a visit on Tuesday, according to Italian media reports.
Reports said that Pope Francis spent around 40 minutes at Gemelli Hospital before returning to his Vatican residence shortly before 12:00 p.m. on June 6.
According to its website, Gemelli Hospital’s center for elderly patients has a day hospital, as well as areas for acute patients, rehabilitation, neuropsychology, and research.
Pope Francis, 86, canceled meetings on May 26 due to a fever. He resumed his normal activities the next day.
At the end of March he was hospitalized for four days for a lung infection.
Since early 2022 the pope has suffered from knee pain. He started to have difficulty standing and walking and has been using a cane and wheelchair for over a year.
He has also dealt this year with a recurrence of diverticulitis, a painful inflammation of bulges in the large intestine, for which he was operated on in July 2021.
Despite his recent medical challenges, the Vatican recently announced the pope’s intention to visit Mongolia Aug. 31-Sept. 1.
Francis is also scheduled to be in Lisbon, Portugal, for World Youth Day Aug. 2-6. The trip also includes a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.