Nearly a year after informing the world that a male nurse had saved his life, the Pope Francisco he specified his gratitude in the last appointment made by the Vatican. From now on, Massimiliano Strappetti will be his “personal health assistant”.
This designation comes at a time when the leader of the Catholic Church suffers from a knee problem that prevents him from standing for a long time.; so lately he has been seen moving in a wheelchair, as in his last trip to Canada. Strappetti, for his part, was already working within the jurisdiction of the Vatican before being appointed personal assistant to the Vatican. Pope Francisco.
The 53-year-old health professional coordinates the direction of Health and Hygiene —the health system of the State of Vatican City—, while collaborating in helping the poor together with the beggar of the Pope FranciscoCardinal Konrad Krajewski.
how he saved her life
In July 2021, the Argentine pontiff underwent surgery “for a severe diverticular stenosis”. A month later, in an interview with the Spanish radio COPE, he assured that the improvement in his health after the surgery was due to the actions of Strappetti.
Source: (TVP News).
“A nurse saved my life, a man with a lot of experience,” declared then the Pope Francisco and continued: “The operation was a decision I didn’t want to make and it was a nurse who convinced me. Sometimes nurses understand the situation better than doctors, because they are in direct contact with patients”.
On that occasion, he stated that this was the second time that a nurse had saved his life. The first had been in 1957, when an Italian nun defied the indication of the doctors who attended the then young seminarian Jorge Bergoglio and changed the medication that he should have given him to cure pneumonia, an action that resulted in the improvement of her health.