Pope Francis was responding to a request that was made by Clevine Kavira, a student from DRC who begged the Holy Father to visit the Central African nation, and to express solidarity with those undergoing various challenges in the country, including women who have been sexually abused.
“Regarding my visit, I had to suspend it because my doctor ordered me to. I am back to walking now with a cane and therefore things are improving. Hopefully, if all goes well, in early February, I will come to visit you. I will visit you and South Sudan,” Pope Francis said during the virtual dialogue with African Catholic students.