Pope Francis‘ personal doctor has died from Covid complications aged 78.
Fabrizio Soccorsi, who was chosen as the pontiff’s personal medic in 2015, was hospitalised on Boxing Day for a previous oncological disease.
It is not known when he was last in close contact with the Pope before his death on Saturday.
It comes as Pope Francis revealed he plans to have the Covid-19 vaccination next week when the Vatican begins its roll-out of the jabs.
The city state is set to shortly launch its own vaccination campaign and expects to receive enough doses to inoculate all 450 residents and workers.