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Pope and Peruvian president discuss Venezuela, upcoming papal visit

Vatican City, Sep 24, 2017 / 06:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Friday to discuss the country’s fight against poverty, the crisis in Venezuela and the Pope's upcoming visit, among other topics. President Kuczynski, described the meeting to journalists at […]

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Chile hopes Pope Francis’ visit will bring a ‘revolution of tenderness’

Rome, Italy, Jul 15, 2017 / 06:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of communications for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Chile said the country is in a period of social unrest, but the country has hope his trip will help them to rebuild on a foundation of […]

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Why did Pope Francis visit Benedict XVI? To say happy birthday!

Vatican City, Apr 13, 2017 / 03:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Early Easter greetings and birthday wishes were the reason for Pope Francis’ visit with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI on Wednesday. Following his annual custom, Francis visited his predecessor at Vatican City’s Mater Ecclesiae monastery on April 12 […]

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Why Bangladesh’s new cardinal thinks the papal visit will be great

Vatican City, Nov 19, 2016 / 07:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After becoming the first prelate from Bangladesh to ever get a red hat, newly-elevated Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario said his country is waiting for the Pope’s visit in 2017, which will not only rejuvenate the Church, but will […]

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Pope Francis to visit Assisi again for interreligious summit

Vatican City, Aug 19, 2016 / 10:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In September Pope Francis will make his second visit to Assisi in just two months for an interreligious summit for peace, where he will pray and meet alongside major Islamic and Orthodox leaders. The visit will take […]

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Why Pope Francis’ visit matters to Armenians

Vatican City, May 13, 2016 / 04:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ visit to Armenia this summer comes at a poignant time in the country’s history. The Holy Father’s June 24-26 visit comes just after the close of the 100-year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and during […]

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Pope pays surprise visit to Earth Day celebration

Rome, Italy, Apr 24, 2016 / 04:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis encouraged Christians to courageously venture into the metaphorical deserts of the world during a surprise visit to an Earth Day celebration in Rome Sunday. “There are so many deserts in the cities, in the lives […]

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Hope for Mexico: one bishop’s reflection on the papal visit

Rome, Italy, Feb 27, 2016 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, Pope Francis had a simple message to tell the people of Mexico: “you are not forgotten.” Bishop Cantú, who chairs the U.S. bishops’ committee on international justice and peace, said […]

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The Pope in a war zone – what his visit means to Central African Republic

Vatican City, Nov 22, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis' visit to the Central African Republic next week will be the first time he steps into an active war zone. It is a meaningful visit for locals which portrays the image of father coming to […]

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Ugandans are eagerly preparing for papal visit with prayer, penance

Gulu, Uganda, Oct 8, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In anticipation of Pope Francis’ first visit to their country, the head of the Ugandan bishops conference has called on Catholics to make themselves ready to welcome the Pope though prayer and charitable works. “The Pope's visit […]

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