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Fabrizio Soccorsi, Pope Francis Personal Doctor Died As A Result of "Complications Due To COVID," The Vatican's Newspaper Reported On Saturday.



Soccorsi was hospitalized in Rome on December 26 for a previous oncological disease, according to the Italian Bishop’s Conference newspaper Avvenire. It’s unclear exactly when he was last in direct contact with Pope Francis.


In an interview with Italy's Canale 5 channel set to air on Sunday night, Pope Francis said the Vatican will begin Covid-19 vaccinations next week and he is in line to take it.