Pope Francis cancels trip to COP 28 conference on doctor’s orders


(NEW YORK) — Pope Francis has canceled a trip to a climate conference in Dubai on doctor’s orders, according to the Holy See Press Office.

“Although the Holy Father’s general clinical picture has improved with regard to his flu-like condition and inflammation of the respiratory tract, doctors have asked the Pope not to make the trip planned for the coming days to Dubai for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,” Matteo Bruni, the director of the Holy See Press Office, said in a statement.

The pope’s scheduled to hold his weekly public audience Wednesday morning and has a few other appointments set for this week that have not been canceled.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.


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