Pope Francis received former President Eduardo Duhalde at the Vatican today., reported the Press Office of the Holy See. The supreme pontiff He met with the former Argentine president, who ruled the country from 2002 to 2003, at a meeting that was included in the official agenda of the Pope’s activities. During his tenure as Archbishop of Buenos Aires – between 1998 and 2013 – now Baba Coincidence for about a year and a half with the Buenos Aires politician as president.
Hand in hand between Pope and Duhalde happened hours after the church leader had to postpone a trip to Congo and Sudanwhich was scheduled from July 2 to 7,”At the request of his doctors, and in order not to harm the results of the treatment he is undergoing in his knee“.
Francisco has been in a wheelchair for a month due to a ligamentous strain in his right knee that causes pain when walking and standing. However, try not to suspend tasks. In fact, he maintains meetings he had scheduled, such as this one with Duhalde, details of which are not provided at present.
What happened yesterday, the suspension of the papal tour, came at a time of increasing rumors and speculation about the future of the Pope.
Italian and Catholic media speculated without citing sources about the possibility Francis, 85, may have plans to follow in Benedict’s footsteps due to his growing mobility issues, who forced him to use a wheelchair for the past month,” states an article published by the US agency last week AP. Likewise, two days later, the newspaper Washington Post He published an article entitled “Is Pope Francis Nearing the End of His Pontificate?” Focus on the mobility problems of the Pope and the Church.
However, at the moment they are just copies that did not have an official reaction from the ecclesiastical authorities.