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Pope jokes that ‘a little Tequila’ would ease his knee pain

Pope Francis made a joke about his painful knee last week, suggesting that ‘a little Tequila’ would help ease the pain.

The pontiff, who was out doing the rounds of St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican in his pope-mobile, was greeted by a group of newly-ordained priests, one of whom asked him about his knee.

The 85-year-old, who now uses a wheelchair answered that his knee was “very capricious,” and one priest thanked him for his good mood “in spite of your discomfort”, prompting the head of the Roman Catholic Church to confess he would be even happier if he had “a little Tequila”.

It is not the first time Pope Francis has hinted about hankering after a Tequila.

In 2016, prior a trip to Mexico, one priest reportedly shouted out to Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Square: “We are waiting for you!” And the pontiff replied, with a cheeky smile: “With Tequila or without Tequila?”

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