Pope uses wheelchair in public for first time since knee pain flare-up

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Reuters UK

By Philip Pullella and Guglielmo Mangiapane VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -Pope Francis used a wheelchair in public on Thursday for the first time since a flare-up of pain in his knee that has limited his ability to walk. At an audience with a group of nuns in the Vatican’s general audience hall, Francis was wheeled to his seat on the stage. An aide then helped him out of the wheelchair and onto his seat. The 85-year-old pope has had to cancel or curtail activities several times over the past month because of the pain in his right knee. Before Thursday, he had managed to walk the 10 metres (yards) or…

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