The reason for Pope Francis' absence from Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral
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the queen’s funeral Elizabeth IIwhich took place this Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey, in London, brought together 2,000 guests, including Heads of State and representatives of 22 monarchies from around the world.

Relevant personalities of the religion were also present at the place, since the queen was also the leader of the Anglican Church. One of the main absences noticed was, without a doubt, that of the Pope Francis, who, despite being invited, was not present at the last farewell to the British monarch. In his representation was Paul Richard GallagherEnglish Catholic Archbishop and current Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See.

However, the reasons for the Pope’s absence were made known a few days ago and are related to his delicate state of health and the problems he has had in his knee for some time, which forced him to slow down the pace of travel. “As far as travel is concerned, it is difficult. The knee is still not healed.”acknowledged Pope Francis himself, at a press conference after returning from Kazakhstan.

After the death of Elizabeth II, the Pope sent a message of condolences to the King Charles III. “I join all who mourn her loss to pray for the late Queen’s eternal rest and to pay tribute to her life of tireless service for the good of the Nation and the Commonwealth.“, the statement read.

Source: Caras

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