Pontiff cancels attendance at UN climate conference due to health concerns

November 28, 2023 By admin Off

The Vatican announced on Tuesday that Pope Francis has canceled his upcoming trip to Dubai based on the recommendation of his doctors. The 86-year-old pontiff has been experiencing flu-like symptoms since Saturday and was set to speak at the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference. Despite his improved general health situation, doctors have advised him not to undertake the trip. A CT scan on his lungs at Rome’s Gemelli hospital yielded negative results, but doctors have suggested he continue to rest at his residence in Vatican City. Pope Francis developed pleurisy at 21, which led to surgery to remove three pulmonary cysts and a small part of his upper right lung.