KOSICE, SLOVAKIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Pope Francis waves to onlookers and pilgrims while visiting the predominantly-Roma Lunik IX city district during his visit to eastern Slovakia on September 14, 2021 in Kosice, Slovakia. Approximately 4,300 Roma live in Lunik IX, most of them in abject poverty in crumbling high-rise apartment buildings. Priests of the Salesians of Don Bosco congregation have been present at Lunik IX since 2008, where they built a church and run a youth and cultural center. Pope Francis held an open-air mass in nearby Presov earlier today and will meet with young people at Lokomotiva stadium in Kosice following his visit to Lunik IX. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

ROME (AP) — Doctors have prescribed a wheelchair, cane and physical therapy to help heal Pope Francis’ bad knee. He has other ideas. But Francis quipped that what he really needs for the pain is a shot of tequila. Francis was riding in the popemobile in St. Peter’s Square when he stopped near a group of Legion of Christ seminarians who asked him in his native Spanish how his knee was doing. After he replied that it was “capricious” he told the Mexicans the best antidote would be some tequila.