On Tuesday afternoon, November 28, a few days before the trip to Dubai, Matteo Bruni, the Pope’s spokesman, told accredited media that doctors have asked the Pope not to make the trip planned for the coming days to Dubai.
The long conversation with Pope Francis, which lasted over two hours, focused on the Seminaries. Topics addressed, among others, were formation in the Seminaries, the pastoral experience of seminarians, and the importance of the different dimensions of formation: pastoral, spiritual, theological, human, etc.
In The Pope Video for December, Pope Francis asks for prayers for people with disabilities so that they “may be at the center of attention in society.” “It means changing our mentality a little and opening ourselves to the abilities and talents of these people who are differently abled,” the Holy Father reflects. In addition, Pope Francis calls on institutions to promote “inclusion programs that enhance” the active participation of persons with disabilities.