Posted on June 12, 2022
“I wish to address the peoples and authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan; with great regret, a cause of leg problems, I had to postpone my visit to your countries scheduled for early July. I really feel a great regret for having to postpone the trip that I really care about. I apologize”. With these words, Pope Francis, today, at the end of the Angelus, announced the forced postponement of the long-awaited and long-awaited trip to Africa. “Let us pray that with God’s help and medical care I can come as soon as possible: we are confident”, said the Pontiff.
But Francis also spoke of the war in Ukraine, with the usual simple and strong words that know how to grasp the common sentiment of Christians and non-believers: “Let’s not get used to this tragic reality” – said the Pope -, the thought for the war-torn Ukrainian population. The passing of time does not cool down our pain and our concern for those battered people. Please don’t get used to this tragic reality: let’s always keep it in our hearts ”. Then, the Pope, at the end of today’s Angelus, said: “Let’s pray and fight for peace”.