Holy Father, Pope Francis has named a Vatican nurse who had saved his life to become his personal healthcare aide due to his recent health problems. Massimilano Strappetti, nurse coordinator of the Directorate of Health and Hygiene has been nominated to the post.
The 85 year old Pope has been always attended to by healthcare staff both in the Vatican as well as his overseas trips but this position is new and is linked to his recent health problems, said a Vatican source. The Pope also has knee pain and is forced to cancel many events. After his recent trip to Canada, the Pope admitted that he should slow down or even start thinking about retiring.
Strappetti persuaded the Pope last year to undergo surgery for an inflammation in the intestine and he therefore saved the Pope’s life. He has 30 years experience as a nurse.