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Pope's Dubai trip cancelled at doctors' request

2023-11-28T19:17:08.794Z

Highlights: Pope's Dubai trip cancelled at doctors' request. Pope Francis has cancelled his trip to the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, later this week. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni says doctors have asked him "not to makethe planned trip to Dubai for the 28th Conference of the Partiesto the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change" On Saturday the Holy See Press Office said Pope Francis wassuffering from a "slight flu-like condition" but that a CAT scan yielded negative results.


Pope Francis has cancelled his trip to the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, later this week at the request of his doctors, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said Tuesday. © ANSA


(ANSA) - ROME, NOV 28 - Pope Francis has cancelled his tripto the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United ArabEmirates, later this week at the request of his doctors, Vaticanspokesman Matteo Bruni said Tuesday.
   "Although the Holy Father's general clinical picture hasimproved with regard to his flu-like condition and inflammationof the respiratory tract", doctors have asked him "not to makethe planned trip to Dubai for the 28th Conference of the Partiesto the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change",said Bruni.
   "Pope Francis accepted the doctors' request with great regretand the trip is therefore cancelled," he continued, adding thatthe pontiff and the Holy See still wanted "to be part of thediscussions taking place over the next few days".
   "The manner in which this might happen will be worked out assoon as possible," said Bruni.
   On Saturday the Holy See Press Office said Pope Francis wassuffering from a "slight flu-like condition" but that a CAT scanhad yielded negative results, ruling out the risk of "pulmonarycomplications".
   Some of his engagements were subsequently cancelled and others -including his long-awaited participation at COP28 - wereconfirmed. (ANSA).

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