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Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Feb. 3, 2016.

Pope Francis to visit Assisi again for interreligious summit

Aug 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

In September Pope Francis will make his second visit to Assisi in just two months for an interreligious summit for... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Feb. 3, 2016.

Will Pope Francis visit Assisi again this year? This imam says yes.

Aug 11, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

If a prominent imam is right, Pope Francis will visit Assisi Sept. 19 for a major international interreligious meeting.  Read more

Pope Francis prays in the Porziuncola in Assisi, Aug. 4, 2016.

At unplanned meeting, imam thanks Francis for his comments on Islam

Aug 5, 2016

During his visit to Assisi Thursday, Pope Francis had a brief, unscheduled meeting with the imam of Perugia, Abdel Qader... Read more

Pope Francis visits the Porziuncola in Assisi on Aug. 4, 2016.

Practicing forgiveness is our 'direct route' to heaven, Pope says

Aug 4, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

The path to heaven is through forgiveness and pardon of those who have offended us, just as we have received... Read more

Pope Francis gives an address during Divine Liturgy in Etchmiadzin Armenia, June 26, 2016.

Pope to mark Franciscan feast day with pilgrimage to Assisi

Jul 5, 2016

On Monday, it was announced that Pope Francis will make a private pilgrimage to Assisi early next month to celebrate... Read more

The body of St. Clare of Assisi is entombed above the main altar in the Basilica at Assisi, Italy.

Faithful drawn by accessibility of St. Clare, basilica priest reflects

Aug 11, 2014

By Elise Harris

The Aug. 11 Feast of Saint Clare is an occasion for the people of Assisi to show their devotion to... Read more