Pope Francis' trip to Africa, which was scheduled for July 2-7, has been postponed at the request of attending physicians.
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The news was announced on Friday morning by the director of the Holy See's Press Office, Matteo Bruni.
It is known that the Holy Father suffers from knee problems and that he undergoes treatments to cure the whole thing.
"Accepting the request of the doctors, and in order not to cancel the results of the knee therapies still in progress, the Holy Father is forced, with regret, to postpone the apostolic trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan planned from July 2 to 7, on a new date to be defined”, mentioned Mr. Bruni.
The pilgrimage to Africa included two stages, the first in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the capital Kinshasa and the city of Goma, the second, in South Sudan in the capital Juba.
The postponement dates are not mentioned at this time.
This trip to Africa was to take place three weeks before his arrival in Quebec. For the time being, no cancellation or postponement for his visit to Quebec, scheduled between July 24 and 29.
More details to come...