Pope Francis’ personal doctor has died from complications from COVID-19, according to a report.
Fabrizio Soccorsi, 78, was admitted to the Gemelli Hospital in Rome on December 26 with a previous health problem, the Catholic news agency reported.
However, the cause of death was complications of the corona virus, the sales outlet reported, citing the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano.
It is unclear when he last had direct contact with the pontiff.
Francis had captured Soccorsi who has his personal doctor in 2015.
The Pope announced on Saturday that he plans to get a COVID-19 shot next week as part of a vaccination program in the Vatican.
“I believe that ethically everyone should take the vaccine,” said the Pope in an interview with Canale 5 television. “It is an ethical decision because you are playing with your health, with your life, but you also play with that Life.” from others.”
With postal wires