ROME — Medical doctors have prescribed a wheelchair, cane and bodily remedy to assist heal Pope Francis’ dangerous knee. He has different concepts.

Based on a viral video of the pope on the finish of a current viewers, Francis quipped that what he actually wants for the ache is a shot of tequila.

Francis was driving within the popemobile in St. Peter’s Sq. when he stopped close to a bunch of Mexican seminarians from the Legion of Christ who requested him in his native Spanish how his knee was doing. After he replied that it was “capricious,” they advised Francis that they admired his capacity to smile regardless of the ache, and that he was an instance for future monks like themselves.

“Are you aware what I would like for my knee?” Francis requested them from the popemobile. “Some tequila.” The seminarians laughed and promised to ship a bottle to the Santa Marta lodge the place Francis lives.

The 85-year-old Argentine pope has been affected by strained ligaments in his proper knee for months, and on medical doctors’ orders, lately has been utilizing a wheelchair and a cane to get round so he can let it heal.

The bounds on his mobility have spurred a predictable spherical of media hypothesis about his well being and a future conclave, however a detailed collaborator lately stated the pope is “higher than ever” and is present process two hours of physiotherapy a day.

“He’s in excellent well being and the identical lucid reflection as at all times,” La Plata, Argentina Bishop Victor Manuel Fernandez tweeted Might 14 after seeing the pope. “(There’s) an issue in one in every of his knees, however on daily basis he has greater than two hours of rehabilitation, which is producing outcomes. For every thing else, he’s higher than ever.”

Francis lately pulled out of a deliberate two-day journey to Lebanon subsequent month, citing the knee downside, however the Vatican has confirmed he’ll journey to Congo and South Sudan, in addition to Canada, in July.