With the second wave of COVID-19 gaining momentum all around the world, personal doctor to Pope Francis, Fabrizio Soccorsi, has joined the list of personalities who died  fron the disease.

Report from the Vatican says Soccorsi gave up the ghost at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, L’Osservatore Romano.

He was reportedly receiving treatment for “oncological pathology” at the hospital before his death.

According to his profile published by the Vatican, the 78-year-old was appointed as the pope’s personal physician in 2015.

His daughter, Cristiana, is also said to have died in 2017 after a long-term illness.

Meanwhile, Pope Francis has said he will receive the COVID-19 vaccine in a few days and urged everyone to receive the vaccine to ensure that they protect themselves and everyone else.

“It is an ethical duty to take the vaccine. Here in the Vatican, we will start next week.

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