No Widgets found in the Sidebar
Pope Francis looks healthier at his weekly audience

Despite recent health struggles, including bronchitis and influenza, Pope Francis appeared stronger on Wednesday as he prepared for a busy Easter week schedule. The 87-year-old pontiff read his pre-prepared texts at his weekly audience in full, showing more vitality than in recent appearances where an aide had taken over most of the readings.

Francis used the opportunity to make fresh appeals for peace in Ukraine and the Middle East, and to greet two men in the audience who had both lost daughters in the Israel-Hamas war, referring to them as friends who had both experienced a form of crucifixion.

Despite these challenges, the pope is set to lead several services leading up to Easter Sunday, including a symbolic washing of the feet ritual at a women’s prison on Thursday. Easter is a significant celebration in the Christian calendar, marking the day when Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead. Despite mobility issues due to a knee problem, Pope Francis arrived at the Paul VI audience hall on Wednesday using a cane, eschewing the wheelchair he sometimes relies on. In good spirits, he made light of the last-minute change to the indoor venue due to rainy weather, reassuring attendees that while they might be cramped, at least they wouldn’t get wet.

By Samantha Jones

As a dedicated content writer at newsaca.com, I bring a unique blend of creativity and precision to my work. With a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail, I strive to craft engaging and informative articles that captivate our readers. From breaking news to thought-provoking features, I am committed to delivering content that resonates with our audience and keeps them coming back for more. Join me on this exciting journey as we explore the ever-evolving world of news and information together.

Leave a Reply