Pope’s personal doctor dies of COVID-19

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Pope Francis’ personal doctor Fabrizio Soccorsi has died COVID-19 related complications, Vatican’s newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, said at the weekend.

Soccorsi was in 2017. He was 78.

deceased was hospitalised in Rome on December 26 2020 for a previous oncological disease. ’s unclear when he was last in direct contact with Pope Francis.

In an interview with Italy’s Canale 5 channel on Sunday, Pope Francis said Vatican will begin COVID-19 vaccinations next week and he is in line take it.