- Pope Francis is Monday for the second time in three days tripped, causing immediate speculation erupted about his health.
The prelate must be helped to climb the steps to the altar in a Roman church after he was tripped. Saturday stumbled the 78-year-old pope already on the steps of St. Peter, which he crashed and had to be helped up.
Last month, an Italian newspaper reported that Francis might have a brain tumor. The Vatican denied that and said that the Pope is in good health.
Francis has always said that he expects that he will not last pope. He ends his weekly Angelus prayer invariably with a call to the 1.2 billion Catholics in the world to pray for him.