Pope Francis, the Catholic Church’s supreme authority, has gone viral on social media for comments during a conversation with some followers in Vatican City. The pope often meets his followers on a bulletproof vehicle, called a popmobile.
According to VONEWS, Pope Francis was asked by two Mexican followers how his knee was, to which he replied “Capricius”. He went on to add, “Do you know what I need for my knee? A little tequila. “The Mexicans laughed heartily and promised him that they would get him something from their own country. Tequila is a very strong wine that is also considered the national drink of Mexico.
The health of 85-year-old Pope Francis has been called into question after he canceled a two-day official visit to Lebanon in June due to knee problems. In addition to knee problems, he suffers from sciatica, which causes pain in his legs. He is using a cane, as well as a wheelchair to move around, many people are concerned that his health is deteriorating. According to VONEWS, However, a close adviser, Bishop Victor Manuel Fernandez of Argentina, denied the allegations in a tweet.
During Easter, the pope was present but did not preside over the Mass of St. Peter’s Basilica. In each case, he entrusts it to an archbishop or cardinal while he sits through the service and recites his holiness while seated.
The pope has a busy schedule for the rest of the year, visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan in July. After that he will go on a tour of Canada.