WelCom November 2021
Pope Francis said he hopes to continue traveling next year, including making visits to countries in Oceania and Southeast Asia. ‘I still have to pay the overdue bill for the trip to Papua New Guinea and East Timor,’ the Pope told Argentine news agency Telam. The Pope was originally planning to visit the two countries in 2020. However, all papal trips were cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Monsignor Marco Sprizzi, an official at the apostolic nunciature in East Timor, said Pope Francis told him that he hoped to visit the country in January 2022 if the situation had improved.