Vatican City, Feb 25, 2022 / 08:30 am
The Vatican released Pope Francis’ travel schedule on Friday for his first international trip of 2022.
The pope is expected to make a two-day visit to Malta on the weekend of April 2-3.
According to the schedule released by the Vatican, the pope will travel by catamaran between Malta and Gozo, the two largest islands in the archipelago officially known as the Republic of Malta.
This is not the first time that a pope has traveled on a catamaran. John Paul II was transported by catamaran during his 1990 visit to Malta, inspiring the name for the largest high-speed catamaran in the Mediterranean Sea.