Dr Fukushima says met Pope last year

Medic also visited Vatican in January 2015

(ANSA) - Tokyo, October 21 - Dr. Takanori Fukushima, the Japanese specialist who reportedly diagnosed Pope Francis as having a small, treatable brain tumour, said Wednesday that he met the pontiff on October 1, 2014 after being invited to a special event in the Vatican. The doctor added on his website, takanorifukushima.com, that he also visited the Vatican on January 28, 2015, when he arrived in a helicopter from the San Rossore clinic near Pisa. On that occasion Fukushima slept in a convent near the Vatican and he said that he met several archbishops and Cardinal Angelo Comastri.
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