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Pope cancels Africa trip, citing health problems

Pope cancels Africa trip, citing health problems

POPE Francis' trip to Africa next month has been cancelled because of the 85-year-old pontiff's knee ailment, the Vatican said on Friday, raising questions about his ability to walk during the rest of his papacy. The decision to scrap the July 2-7 trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan was taken "with regret" at the request of the pope's doctors, who have been treating him for a torn ligament in his knee. He has been using a wheelchair for the last month, although he has kept up his activity, including a meeting on Friday with European Commission…
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