Pope Francis has thanked healthcare workers for their work, in a Christmas interview today, December 24.
The 85-year-old head of the Catholic Church told the Italian newspapers — La Stampa and La Repubblica — that “we often do not recognise the greatness of the daily work of these doctors, nurses and health workers, and instead we should all be grateful to each of them.”
He confessed that a nurse saved his life after undergoing intestinal surgery in July this year. He spent 10 days in a Rome clinic.
The surgery has meant he has not been so confident taking trips out of the Vatican, but he said he hoped to continue travelling in 2022