Pope Francis I is forced to go on a diet because of health problems on the urgent recommendation of doctors.
As reported by the publication The Sun, only in this way will the pontiff be able to alleviate the suffering that he is experiencing because of sciatica (irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve)?
Doctors believe that getting rid of excess weight will help the 84-year-old pontiff with his pains. Especially for this purpose, he is recommended to eat small portions of rice, fish, fruit, and vegetables. He is also recommended to eliminate pasta and flour from his diet.
Just how serious the ailment is evidenced by an incident during one of Francis’ recent speeches. The holder of the throne of St. Peter was forced to break centuries-old rules by giving his speech sitting down.
“I must speak to you standing up, but you know that my sciatica is very painful. So if you will excuse me, I beg your pardon and I will speak sitting down,” he said at the time.
As media reported, earlier Pope Francis, 84, and his 93-year-old predecessor “Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI were vaccinated against coronavirus by an American Pfizer vaccine, BioNTech.
The pontiff is a strong supporter of Covid-19 vaccination, and he considers all those who oppose it to be agents of “suicidal denial”