Pope Francis Apologizes for Postponing Trip to Africa "I truly feel great sorrow for having had to postpone this trip..."
On Trinity Sunday, June 12, 2022, Pope Francis apologized to the African people. After his Angelus address he explained that he had to postpone his trip to the DRC and South Sudan due to his knee problems:
"And now I would like to address the people and authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Dear friends, with great regret, due to problems with my leg, I have had to postpone my visit to your countries, planned for the first days of July. I truly feel great sorrow for having had to postpone this trip, which means so much to me. I apologize for this. Let us pray together that, with the help of God and medical attention, I will be able to be with you as soon as possible. Let us be hopeful!"