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COVID-19: Pope’s doctor is dead

It is not immediately clear if he had a recent contact with the Pope.

• January 10, 2021
Vatican City (Credit: romecolosseumtickets.tours)

Pope Francis’ personal physician, Fabrizio Soccorsi, has died from “complications due to Covid,” the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported on Saturday.

Mr. Soccorsi, who became the Pope’s doctor in 2015, was 78 years old at the time of his demise, the outlet said.

He was previously hospitalised in Rome on December 26 for an, Avvenire newspaper reported.

It is not immediately clear if he had a recent contact with the Pope but the pontiff in a recent interview expressed his readiness to be inoculated with COVID vaccine.

The Pope also announced that the Vatican will begin Covid-19 vaccinations next week.

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