Pope cancels visit to Cop28 meeting in Dubai on medical advice

RELIGIONS NEWS AGENCY (REDNA) – The Pope, who is 86, has cancelled his planned trip to the Cop28 meeting in Dubai, on medical advice.

He has been suffering from flu and respiratory tract inflammation for several days and has rearranged his diary to rest and recover.

A statement from the Vatican said the Pope’s health had improved but on the advice of the doctors, Pope Francis “with great regret” has cancelled his visit to Dubai.

He was due to visit this weekend, at the opening of the summit, addressing the assembly and participating in the inauguration of the Faith Pavilion.

But his doctors have told him to continue to rest and not face the strain of the journey.


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