Pope Francis waves as he addresses to the group throughout his Angelus prayer from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter’s Sq., on the Vatican, on July 31, 2022. (Picture by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)

Pope Francis will go to Kazakhstan as deliberate in September for a non secular congress, the Vatican confirmed on Monday, two days after the pontiff revealed he would ease his worldwide schedule.

The 85-year-old has been affected by knee ache that pressured him to cancel a string of occasions in latest months, together with a visit to Africa.

Getting back from a six-day go to to Canada on Saturday, he admitted it was time to gradual his tempo of worldwide journey and stated he could have to consider retiring — however not but.

“Accepting the invitation of the civil and ecclesial authorities, Pope Francis will make the introduced Apostolic Journey to Kazakhstan from September 13 to fifteen,” Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni wrote in a brief assertion.

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