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Forget cane for the pain, I need a shot of tequila for my ...

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Forget cane for the pain, I need a shot of tequila for my naughty knee

Pope Francis, at times confined to a wheelchair, recently joked the beverage may be a good painkiller

Philip Pullella

His doctors probably disagree, but Pope Francis thinks a shot of tequila might help his painful knee.

While his pope mobile stopped in St Peter’s Square at his last general audience, a group of Mexican seminarians shouted out to him, asking how his leg was doing.

“It’s being naughty,” the Argentine pope replied in Spanish. A flare-up of pain in his knee and leg problems have forced the pope to use a wheelchair at times...

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