Pope’s Doctor Dies From COVID-19 Complications
POPE FRANCIS' PERSONAL DOCTOR, FABRIZIO SOCCORSI, HAS DIED AS A RESULT OF “COMPLICATIONS DUE TO COVID.”
(CNN) – Pope Francis’ personal doctor has died of complications from COVID-19, according to the Vatican’s newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano.
The announcement came Saturday.
78-year-old Fabrizio Soccorsi was hospitalized in Rome on December 26 for a previous health issue, according to the Italian bishop’s conference newspaper.
Pope Francis first tapped Soccorsi to be his personal doctor in 2015.
It’s not clear when he was last in contact with the Pope.
The Pointiff has said the Vatican will begin COVID-19 vaccinations next week and that he will be in line to receive the shot.