Vatican News reports that Pope Francis attended the funeral of Fabrizio Soccorsi, his personal doctor who died on 9 January, 2020. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
The Holy See Press Office's statement explained that the Holy Father went to the Church of Santa Maria Regina della Famiglia in the Vatican’s Governorate, to attend the funeral of Professor Soccorsi.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by his Eminence Cardinal Parolin.
Doctor Fabrizio Soccorsi had been sick with cancer but died of complications caused by Covid-19 at the age of 78.
He had been admitted to Rome’s Gemelli hospital on 26 December because of cancer, but died because of “pulmonary complications”.
Dr. Soccorisi had been the Pope’s personal physician since 2015. He had also served as an adviser for the Vatican’s health services department and a consultant-physician to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
Edited from VaticanNews.va