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Here’s the catch: It’s going to be a pretty tough sell.
The pontiff will hold a news conference Thursday in Laos and will make a surprise appearance in London, where he will attend the launch of a $10 million program to improve communication between countries.
The event will be the first time the pope has been in the city since he arrived in April, the pope said in a statement.
The pope will meet with the leaders of Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Portugal, along with a group of leaders from the Asia-Pacific region.
It’s unclear if the pope will be able to attend the news conference in London.
A number of countries have expressed concern over the pontiff’s trip to the region, which is grappling with a global pandemic and its toll on people.
We’re trying to ensure the best outcome for everyone in the future, the Vatican said in its statement.
In the wake of the pope’s visit, he will deliver a news briefing in Laos.
Some leaders have expressed dismay that the pope is visiting countries that are struggling to cope with the pandemic.
“I’m not here to discuss climate change or any other subject that might affect people,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview Sunday on German broadcaster ARD.
I don’t know what he’s going for, and I don’t understand why he’s so eager to come here.
We have a lot of problems, including migration, and the pope wants to talk about climate change.
He doesn’t understand that climate change is very serious, and that the world needs to move ahead,” she said.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has also criticized the pope, saying the pope “wants to talk politics” and is “not a scientist.”
Renzi said he would hold a meeting with the pope in Milan on Wednesday, but declined to specify which country he would be meeting with.
But other leaders have urged the pope to keep the trip to Europe.
In the aftermath of the papal visit, Italy was hit by the worst wave of migrants and refugees in its history, with more than one million people entering the country in 2016.
Many people are fleeing from Syria and other war-torn countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and many countries have shut down their borders.
European leaders, including the European Union and the United States, are trying to reach a common consensus on how to deal with the global pandemics. “
It will strengthen the foundations of democracy and human rights, and it will also make it possible to see the future more clearly,” she told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
European leaders, including the European Union and the United States, are trying to reach a common consensus on how to deal with the global pandemics.
They are also pushing to limit the impact of the pandemic on the economies of nations.
After the pope arrives in Laos, he is expected to visit the United Nations, where Pope Francis will address the General Assembly on Friday.
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