He is perfectly physically sound.
Is he? He's a 76 year old man. Can he physically genuflect, especially the number of times he will be expected to?
Second, what is the traditional South American ritual at that point in the mass? Do they bow or genuflect?
Who cares what South American custom is? All that matters is 1 the Roman Missal, and 2 the Pope’s health. I suspect number 2 prevented compliance with number 1.
Where did this nutjob get her Doctors degree and get to examine the Pope.
I genuflect in Church when I have something to hold onto so I can get back up, but left on my own with Arthritis I cannot get back up.
I am only 70. The Pope is 6 years older than me.
I think this author needs to rethink her blast.
There’s nothing worse than a Catholic who sees him/herself as ‘more Catholic than the Pope’ Obviously our writer Ann is one of those. Pray for her. She really sounds unhinged and or demented.
Regardless, He is short one lung and is 76 years old. My Father-in-law emphatically states that every day after 75 is a bonus. So, I have a feeling that a one lunged, 76 year old who has spent his life in dedicated Corporal Works of Mercy MAY, just MAY have a little difficulty on the recovery from a genuflect.
I am half his age and sometimes have trouble!
I am 52 and could not get up from one knee without something to push off.
I’m not sure I can “properly genuflect” and I am 54 y.o. with a bunch of arthritis and a bad back, let alone being 76 y.o.
But then again, I’m not Catholic. Just Christian.