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My wheelchair sign of old age, should be accepted - Pope

Old age 'a time to find strength in frailty' says Francis

(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 22 - Pope Francis said the fact that he currently has to move around in a wheelchair because of a knee problem is a sign of old age that should be accepted during his weekly general audience on Wednesday.
    "That's old age," he said.
    "All these ailments come to you and we have to accept them. We don't have the strength of the young".
    Referring to a passage in the bible on a conversation Jesus had with Peter, he said old age was "'a time to find strength in frailty".
    He said that Jesus warned Peter that when he was young he was master of his own life, but that when he grows old his testimony would be "accompanied by weakness.
    "Tell me about it. I have to go around in a wheelchair," he added. (ANSA).
   

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