Following the announcement of knee surgery, Pope Francis was seen for the first time in a wheelchair.

On Thursday, May 5, Pope Francis was seen in public in a wheelchair, just days after announcing that he was having a minor knee procedure.

The pontiff was wheeled into the Paul VI hall in Vatican city for a meeting with nuns and mother superiors from around the world, who have been suffering from pain in his right knee for some time.

The nuns praised the pope for a long time, according to the newspaper Il Messaggero, when he was brought into the chamber by his most trusted assistant today, May 5.

Pope Francis seen using wheelchair for the first time following knee surgery announcement

Francis, 85, revealed he was set to have a small “intervention with infiltration” owing to a stretched ligament in an interview with Corriere della Sera on Tuesday, May 3.

Last week, at the conclusion of an encounter with bishops from Slovakia, the pope, seated on a chair, apologized for not being able to rise to greet his visitors.

He explained, “There’s an issue, this knee doesn’t work.” “I have to follow the doctor’s orders and not walk.”

Although he had previously used a wheelchair, this was his first public appearance in one.

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