Vatican City, May 31, 2022 / 08:33 am
Kazakhstan welcomes Pope Francis’ plan to visit the country in September, according to a joint statement issued by the Vatican and the Kazakh government on Tuesday.
The joint communiqué released on May 31 noted that the pope had decided to attend the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, taking place in the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan on Sept. 14-15.
The Vatican first confirmed in April that Pope Francis plans to visit Kazakhstan for the interreligious meeting.
The 85-year-old pope has made public appearances in a wheelchair since May 5 due to knee pain but is scheduled to travel to Africa and Canada in July.