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Coronavirus postpones pope's global economic summit

Pilgrims stand in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on Feb. 26, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

(CNA) Pope Francis’ international economic summit, “The Economy of Francesco,” has been postponed until November due to the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.

The three-day conference, named for St. Francis and scheduled to meet in Assisi, was planned to take place March 26-28 with 2,000 economists and entrepreneurs traveling from 115 countries. Pope Francis was set to address the summit, as were Nobel lauraetes Amartya Sen and Muhammad Yunus.

The organizing committee announced March 1 its decision to postpone “Economy of Francesco”  until Nov. 21 due to the “difficulty that so many young people are currently having when traveling internationally and nationally.”

Delta, American, British Airways, and EasyJet have all suspended or reduced flights to and from Milan, Italy due to the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.

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