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Pope Francis greets pilgrims at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 22, 2023.

Pope Francis says he will travel to Mongolia

Apr 15, 2023

By Courtney Mares

A trip to Mongolia would make Pope Francis the first pope to visit the Asian country that shares a 2,880-mile... Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the First Nations at the Vatican on March 31, 2022.

Vatican confirms Pope Francis will visit 3 cities in Canada in July

May 13, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope will visit Edmonton, Quebec City, and Iqaluit on July 24-30. Read more

Pope Francis departs Rome for Iraq on March 5, 2021.

Which countries will Pope Francis visit in 2022?

Jan 5, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Possible destinations include Lebanon, Malta, and Papua New Guinea. Read more

Pope Francis, Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Leronymos look at the sea from Lesbos on April 16, 2016.

It’s official: Pope Francis will travel to Cyprus and Greece in December

Nov 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The five-day trip will include a stop on the Greek island of Lesbos. Read more

Pope Francis kisses a young child during a special meeting with sick children in New York City, Sept. 25, 2015.

Although trips can be tiring, Pope says people make the effort 'worth it'

Jan 8, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a new interview published Sunday, Pope Francis said that though his many papal trips are often very tiring, both... Read more

Pope will make two-day visit to Fatima marking apparition anniversary

Dec 17, 2016

By Elise Harris

Though rumors have been floating around for some time, the Vatican confirmed Saturday that Pope Francis will travel to Fatima,... Read more

Pope Francis arrives at the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Africa, South America trips in Pope's sights for next two years

Jan 19, 2015

By Alan Holdren

Pope Francis has revealed that he hopes to make extensive voyages to Africa and Latin America in the next two... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on June 4, 2014.

Priest hopes papal visit will nurture fledgling Albanian Church

Sep 19, 2014

By Mary Farrow

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Albania could encourage the leaders of the Catholic Church in a nation with a long... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, Aug. 27, 2014.

Pope's visit will change Philippines, Cardinal Tagle hopes

Sep 17, 2014

Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines in January will be an opportunity to lead the Church in the country down... Read more

Pope Francis arrives at the airport in Rio de Janeiro.

Pope's Albania visit will draw from past, look to future

Sep 16, 2014

Pope Francis’ upcoming Albanian visit will highlight Mother Teresa, honor the martyrs of Albania’s atheistic past, and suggest the country’s... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi answers questions on the Pope's visit to the Holy Land in May.

No plans to raise security ahead of Pope's Albania visit

Sep 15, 2014

By Ann Schneible

There are no plans to increase security for Pope Francis' Sept. 21 trip to Albania despite new reports of a... Read more