Pope Francis ‘still unwell’ after cancelling trip to Cop28

By Lorenzo Tondo
The Guardian
November 29, 2023

Aide takes charge of weekly audience after Vatican says ‘flu-like condition’ will prevent pontiff making historic visit to climate talks

Pope Francis has said that he is “still not well”, and entrusted one of his aides to read a prepared speech in his place at the weekly general audience in the Vatican on Wednesday.

I’m still not well with this gripe [flu],” he told those gathered in the Paul VI Hall, adding: “I have a bad voice.”

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