Pope Francis' personal doctor dies of coronavirus

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Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Vatican City, 9 from January. Pope Francis' personal physician, Fabrizzio Socorsi, has died from complications due to Covid-19, report the Vatican media.

Aid, of 78 years, He was admitted to the Gemelli hospital for an oncological pathology and had been chosen as personal doctor by Francisco in 2015, when he was a consultant to the Vatican's Health and Hygiene Directorate and emeritus director of Hepatology at the San Camilo Hospital in Rome.

According to the profile released by the Holy See, Aid, born in rome, graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University “Wisdom” of Rome in 1968 and has developed a “extensive professional and teaching activity”.

He has also directed the department of liver diseases, of the digestive and nutritional system of the Department of Internal Medicine and was a specialist at the Hospital de San Camilo Forlanini, in the italian capital.

He has also taught Immunology classes at the Hospital Médica de Roma and Lazio Region Hospital..

Among other things, has played “various collaborations and consultations” in the public sector, with more than a hundred publications and scientific contributions.

And he was an expert of the Medical Commission of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

The communiqué of the Holy See, announces that Pope Francis will receive the Anti Covid-19 vaccine in the coming days.