.- Reuters in Italian is reporting further developments on Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United States this coming spring.
As CNA reported yesterday, its Vatican sources say that the Pontiff will visit New York and other cities in the US, although the Pope's itinerary is not yet official. The centerpiece of the trip will be a speech delivered at the United Nations, at the invitation of the UN's Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon.
According to Reuters, the US visit could take place either at the end of April or the beginning of May and last five to six days.
Other than New York, the Pope may visit other cities: probable, although not yet confirmed, are Washington DC, Boston, Baltimore and Philadelphia, reports Reuters.
The Pope will also be making trips to France and Australia for World Youth Day in 2008.