The Israeli Foreign Ministry had announced the Pope was expected to attend Friday's funeral in Israel
Pope Francis will not travel to Israel on Friday to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres, despite an announcement to the contrary by Israel’s Foreign Ministry.
A spokesman for the ministry said Francis was expected to attend the funeral, along with US President Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Prince Charles and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
However, the Vatican has announced the Pope’s scheduled visit to Georgia will go ahead as planned on Friday.